“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Belle Rose in Assumption Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)

Israel Baptist School


Israel Baptist School Marker image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
1. Israel Baptist School Marker
Inscription. 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.
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. 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); 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); Fort Butler African American Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away).
Categories. African AmericansChurches & ReligionEducation
Israel Baptist Church image. Click for full size.
July 23, 2015
2. Israel Baptist Church
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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