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Pine Bluff in Jefferson County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Joseph Carter Corbin

1833-1911

 
 
Joseph Carter Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 13, 2012
1. Joseph Carter Corbin Marker
Inscription. In 1875, Joseph Corbin the son of former slaves, became the founder and principal of Branch Normal College (now UAPB) where he served until 1902. A profound mathematician, outstanding musician, linguist, and holder of bachelor and masters degrees from Ohio University, Corbin was elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction and served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Arkansas Industrial University (now the UA system). He later served as principal of Merrill School in Pine Bluff until the time of his death in 1911.
 
Erected by The Arkansas Black History Commission.
 
Location. 34° 14.533′ N, 92° 1.136′ W. Marker is in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, in Jefferson County. Marker is on University Drive (U.S. 79) 0.2 miles south of Watson Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. University Drive is signed as "US-79 Branch" in this area. The marker is located near a flagpole. Marker is in this post office area: Pine Bluff AR 71601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Joseph Bonne Cabin (approx. 1.2 miles away); Barraque Street (approx. 1.2 miles away); Auguste La noir de Serville
Joseph Carter Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 13, 2012
2. Joseph Carter Corbin Marker
Looking toward University Drive
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Battle of Pine Bluff (approx. 1.2 miles away); Jefferson County First Court House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Bayou Bartholomew (approx. 4.5 miles away).
 
Categories. African AmericansEducation
 
Joseph Carter Corbin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, December 13, 2012
3. Joseph Carter Corbin Marker
as seen from the flagpole
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 589 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2013, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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