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Sherman in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Normal Institute

 
 
Mississippi Normal Institute Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Mississippi Normal Institute Marker
Inscription. Founded in 1889 by Jasper Davis, the Mississippi Normal Institute opened on September 1, 1890, east of this site, with an initial enrollment of 75 students that gradually increased throughout the 1890s. At its height, the school boasted an enrollment of 300, attracting students from the local area as well as Texas Oklahoma, and Alabama. Consolidated with the local public school system in 1907, the school became known as Sherman School and served grades one through twelve until it closed in May 1964 .
 
Erected 2014 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° 21.866′ N, 88° 50.54′ W. Marker is in Sherman, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker can be reached from Lamar Street west of 3rd Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located at the rear corner of the Sherman Public Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: 20 West Lamar Street, Sherman MS 38869, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Blue Springs (approx. 2.8 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Old Town Creek, July 15
Mississippi Normal Institute Marker at the Sherman Public Library. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Mississippi Normal Institute Marker at the Sherman Public Library.
(approx. 7.2 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Harrisburg July 14 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tupelo Campaign: Pontotoc Road, July 13 (approx. 7.2 miles away); Old Town Creek (approx. 7.9 miles away); Natchez Trace at Lee County (approx. 7.9 miles away); Chickasaw Village Site (approx. 8.3 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 9.6 miles away).
 
Categories. Education
 
Marker noted direction of the location of the former school. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
3. Marker noted direction of the location of the former school.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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