“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Liberty in Amite County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Amite Female Seminary

Amite Female Seminary Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 12, 2016
1. Amite Female Seminary Marker
Inscription.  Locally known as the Little Red School House, the Amite Female Seminary was established in 1853 by Rev. Milton S. Shirk. The school's curriculum included music, literature, history, mathematics, modern languages, philosophy, science and physical education. The school ceased operation during the Civil War when the Seminary burned, leaving this lone building. Following renovations, the Little Red School House was converted into a museum in 1979.
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, US CivilWomen. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 31° 9.59′ N, 90° 48.385′ W. Marker is in Liberty, Mississippi, in Amite County. Marker is on Clinic Street east of Old Jackson Rd. (Mississippi Highway 569), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Liberty MS 39645, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow
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flies. Battle Of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herbert Lee (approx. ¼ mile away); "Three Chopped Way" (approx. ¼ mile away); Amite County Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Liberty (approx. 0.3 miles away); Liberty Missionary Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); John H. Nunnery (approx. 7½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Liberty.
Amite Female Seminary and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, February 12, 2016
2. Amite Female Seminary and Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on February 19, 2016. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 19, 2016. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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May. 29, 2023