Long Beach in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Long Beach Schools
W. J. Quarles began teaching 11 children in his home on Railroad Street (1884-1886). One room wood-frame school erected 1886, enlarged 1887. First brick building built 1906. Principal and four teachers taught 10 grades. New Long Beach school built 1926. Twelve grades taught here 1926-1956. Long Beach School District organized 1927. Became Jeff Davis Elementary 1956-1976. Building demolished 1978. New Jeff Davis Elementary built 1980, renamed Harper McCaughan Elementary 1982 in honor of property donor. All school buildings on site demolished 2007 after extensive damage from Hurricane Katrina.
Erected 1999 by the Long Beach Historical Society and Long Beach School District.
Location. 30° 20.961′ N, 89° 9.031′ W. Marker is in Long Beach, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of Jeff Davis Avenue and East 3rd Street, on the right when traveling north on Jeff Davis Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach MS 39560, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. City of Long Beach Centennial 1905-2005 (here, next to this marker); Early Bank and Post Office Early Long Beach (approx. 0.6 miles away); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. ¾ mile away); Truck Farming (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 1.1 miles away); Boggsdale (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Beach.
More about this marker. Marker restored in 2008 after damage from Hurricane Katrina.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.