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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Gulf Coast College

 
 
Gulf Coast College Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
1. Gulf Coast College Marker
Inscription. Once located in the Handsboro Community, Gulf Coast College was founded in 1865 by Henry Leinhard as a private coeducational boarding school here on this site. In the early 1890's the college was converted into a public school. After the original building burned in 1911, classes were moved to a nearby two-story building until 1926. The students were then moved to Handsboro Elementary School, which was closed in 1973 and demolished in 1985.
 
Erected 2008 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 24.031′ N, 89° 1.593′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is on Cowan Road (State Highway 605) 0.1 miles north of East Pass Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1014 Cowan Road, Gulfport MS 39507, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Handsboro Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Handsboro (approx. mile away); Gulf Coast Military Academy (approx. 1.2 miles away);
Gulf Coast College former location. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
2. Gulf Coast College former location.
Now a bank branch is located there.
St. Mark's Episcopal Church (approx. 1.6 miles away); Mississippi City Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Memorialization of Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.8 miles away); Broadcasting the Blues (approx. 2.4 miles away); Beauvoir (approx. 3.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Categories. Education
 
View of marker looking north on MS Highway 605. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on MS Highway 605.
View south on Cowan Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 22, 2015
4. View south on Cowan Road.
 
 
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 219 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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