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

Seminary Square

Seminary Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 30, 2011
1. Seminary Square Marker
Inscription. When Brandon was organized in 1828, part of the town, known as "Seminary Square," was set aside for educational purposes. The first school established here was in 1829. The Brandon Male and Female Academy, later named Brandon Female College, was on this site until 1923, when it was replaced by Brandon High School.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 16.184′ N, 89° 59.362′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Houston Street, on the right when traveling south on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brandon MS 39042, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Brandon Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Gold Coast: Cross the River (approx. 10.1 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 10.8 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 11.1 miles away); Merci Train Memorial (approx. 11.3 miles away); The Eagle and Bowman Hotels (approx. 11.3 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 11.3 miles away); Mississippi's Old Capitol (approx. 11.3 miles away).
Categories. Education
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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