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Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rust College

 
 
Rust College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
1. Rust College Marker
Inscription. Estab. 1866 as Shaw Univ. for the education of freed slaves by Miss. Methodists and the Freedman's Aid Society. Renamed 1890 to honor Richard Sutton Rust, Methodist clergymen, educator and abolitionist.
 
Erected 1979 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 46.598′ N, 89° 26.907′ W. Marker is in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall County. Marker is on North Memphis Street (Mississippi Route 7) 0.2 miles north of Rust Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: North Memphis Street, Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Rust College (approx. 0.2 miles away); COFO & Rust College Civil Rights Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hill Country Blues (approx. 0.6 miles away); Holly Springs (approx. 0.6 miles away); Asbury United Methodist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Airliewood
Partial view of college campus, marker & college sign along North Memphis Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
2. Partial view of college campus, marker & college sign along North Memphis Street.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 0.6 miles away); Walthall Home (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Springs.
 
Regarding Rust College. One of the oldest colleges for African Americans in the United States.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Rust College. (Submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
The view south on North Memphis Street, with the former Mississippi Industrial College on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
3. The view south on North Memphis Street, with the former Mississippi Industrial College on right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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