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Opelousas in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church

(1897-1918)

 
 
Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
October 13, 2016
1. Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker
Inscription.  In 1897, when there were few local schools for Blacks, the 7th District Baptist School was founded and housed in the original church building on this site. It was 1 of 2 private schools for area Blacks.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation.
 
Location. 30° 32.593′ N, 92° 4.996′ W. Marker is in Opelousas, Louisiana, in St. Landry Parish. Marker is on West Church Street near North Market Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 West Church Street, Opelousas LA 70570, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lt. Fr. Joseph "Verbis" Lafleur (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named St. Landry Catholic Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); St. Landry Catholic Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); Opelousas Catholic School
Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker image. Click for full size.
October 13, 2016
2. Black Academy At Mt. Olive Baptist Church Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Lawyers Row (approx. 0.6 miles away); Budd's Corner (approx. 0.6 miles away); Old Union Bank Building (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Opelousas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2016. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 14, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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