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Piney Woods in Rankin County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Martha Louise Morrow Foxx

 
 
Martha Louise Morrow Foxx Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 11, 2011
1. Martha Louise Morrow Foxx Marker
Inscription. Born in North Carolina, Martha Louise Morrow Foxx (1902-1985), was educated at the North Carolina School for the Blind and the Overbrook School for the Blind in Philadelphia. After the Mississippi State Commission for the Blind was created in 1928, Ms. Foxx was chosen as the first teacher for the Colored School for the Blind, once located on the Piney Woods Country Life School campus. Having served as the sole teacher for the school from May 6, 1929 until 1942, Ms. Foxx retired in 1969.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 3.661′ N, 89° 59.845′ W. Marker is in Piney Woods, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker is at the intersection of Piney Woods Drive, on the right when traveling north on Piney Woods Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Piney Woods MS 39148, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Piney Woods School (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Piney Woods School (here, next to this marker); Faith Hill (approx. 3.6 miles away); Westville, Mississippi (approx. 13.7 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
 
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 552 times since then and 55 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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