Mississippi Normal Institute

Mississippi Normal Institute (HM26T4)

Location: Blue Springs, MS 38828 Pontotoc County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 21.866', W 88° 50.54'

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Founded in 1889 by Jasper Davis, the
Mississippi Normal Institute opened
on September 1, 1890, east of this site,
with an initial enrollment of 75 students
that gradually increased throughout the
1890s. At its height, the school boasted
an enrollment of 300, attracting students
from the local area as well as Texas
Oklahoma, and Alabama. Consolidated
with the local public school system in
1907, the school became known as Sherman
School and served grades one through
twelve until it closed in May 1964 .
HM NumberHM26T4
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2014
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, April 13th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 330583 N 3804102
Decimal Degrees34.36443333, -88.84233333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.866', W 88° 50.54'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 51.96" N, 88° 50' 32.4" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 74 Lamar St, Blue Springs MS 38828, US
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