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West Point in Clay County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mary Holmes College

 
 
Mary Holmes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Mary Holmes College Marker
Inscription. Named for Mary Holmes of Rockford, Illinois, who dedicated her life to education, this school was founded in Jackson in 1892 by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Missions for Freedmen as a seminary for African American women. Mary Holmes Seminary moved to West Point in 1895. In 1932 the seminary began admitting men and added college level courses. Mary Holmes College closed its doors in 2005.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 36.439′ N, 88° 40.09′ W. Marker is in West Point, Mississippi, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Mississippi Route 50 and Fagan Boulevard, on the right when traveling west on State Route 50. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1032 MS-50, West Point MS 39773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Waverley (approx. half a mile away); West Point (approx. 1.2 miles away); Howlin' Wolf (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clay County World War I Memorial (approx.
Former Mary Holmes College empty buildings in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. Former Mary Holmes College empty buildings in background.
1.2 miles away); Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound (approx. 2 miles away); Chickasaw Burial Ground (approx. 2 miles away); Indian Camp Ground (approx. 2 miles away); Payne Field Site (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Mary Holmes College. (Submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationWomen
 
Mary Holmes College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. Mary Holmes College Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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