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Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harvey B. Heidelberg

 
 
Harvey B. Heidelberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Harvey B. Heidelberg Marker
Inscription.  Harvey Brown Heidelberg was born in Shubuta, Mississippi, on March 7, 1883. Educated in the Shubuta school system and at Southern University in Greensboro, Alabama, Millsaps College in Jackson, and the University of Michigan, he began his career in education in Yazoo City. He became the superintendent of Clarksdale Public School System in 1905. By the end of Heidelberg's tenure, in 1955, Clarksdale was one of the most highly regarded public school systems in Mississippi.
 
Erected 2014 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 date for this entry is March 7, 1883.
 
Location. 34° 12.115′ N, 90° 34.675′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of West 2nd Street and Riverside Avenue, on the right when traveling east on West 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West 2nd Street, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Marker in front of Elmhurst Junior High School. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Marker in front of Elmhurst Junior High School.
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of this marker. Clarksdale (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); WROX Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carnegie Public Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); Temple Beth Israel (approx. ¼ mile away); Ike Turner (approx. ¼ mile away); Delta Blues Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (approx. 0.3 miles away); W. C. Handy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
The view westerly on 2nd Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. The view westerly on 2nd Street.
Looking east on 2nd Street across Mill Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. Looking east on 2nd Street across Mill Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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