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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Rural Hill School

Rural Hill School Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 30, 2007
1. Rural Hill School Marker
Inscription.  The first rural consolidated school in Mississippi. The school was moved to this site in 1904 and flourished under the guidance of Professor B. G. Hull, who was principal until 1918. Due to the success of the school, Hull was recognized as a national authority on school consolidation. Rural Hill School closed in 1949.
Erected 1999 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1904.
Location. 33° 31.674′ N, 88° 18.201′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Omega Drive and Miller Road on Omega Drive. Marker is near Pleasant Hill Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. William Barksdale (approx. 3.3 miles away); Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church and Vaughn’s Cemetery
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(approx. 5.9 miles away); Adam Tonquin Stovall (approx. 6 miles away); Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 6.1 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 6.6 miles away); Woodlawn Cumberland Presbyterian Church (approx. 6.6 miles away); Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue (approx. 6.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,241 times since then and 49 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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