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Belle Rose in Assumption Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School

(1872-1942)

 
 
Israel Baptist School Marker image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
1. Israel Baptist School Marker
Inscription.
Israel Baptist School
In 1872, Reverend Osborne Dickerson and the First Israel B. C. congregation organized the Baptist Church School on this site to provide formal education for African American children. In 1877, Assumption Parish School Board's minutes showed that the directors appointed Felix Gillet as the principal, Buchanan Ewell as the assistant principal and two teachers.

Formerly Baptist Church School
In 1890, Dr. Henry C. Cotton, pastor, and the congregation constructed a new school building on this site to accommodate grades 1-8 in general and vocational studies. In 1939, the name of the school was listed as Israel Baptist School. In 1940, the school closed and offered Veterans education. In 1950, Rev. Alvin C. Daniels organized and operated the kindergarten at the site until 1972. A daycare center was housed at the site from 1972 to 1992 under the direction of Mrs. Mattie F. Daniels.
 
Erected by Israel Baptist Church.
 
Location. 30° 3′ N, 91° 2.372′ W. Marker is in Belle Rose, Louisiana, in Assumption Parish. Marker is at the intersection of State Highway 308 and Freetown Rd., on the left when traveling south on State Highway 308. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belle Rose LA 70341, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School Marker image. Click for full size.
September 21, 2018
2. Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Valenzuela Dans La Fourche (approx. half a mile away); St. Emma Plantation (approx. 2.4 miles away); Bicentennial Jazz Plaza (approx. 4.6 miles away); Charles "Chalou" Trepagnier Building (approx. 4.8 miles away); Donaldsonville (approx. 4.8 miles away); War Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Francis T. Nicholls (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Donaldsonville (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
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Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School Marker image. Click for full size.
September 21, 2018
3. Israel Baptist School/Formerly Baptist Church School Marker
Israel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
4. Israel Baptist Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 24, 2015.   2, 3. submitted on September 22, 2018.   4. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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