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Upcoming Events

Society Programs 2016

Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 - Lone Star School and Community History

The Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society announces that the November 19, 2016 program will be held at the Seminary Depot in Seminary, Mississippi at 10:00 AM. The program will be on the Lone Star Community of Covington County presented by Charlie and Cornelia Easterling.

The Lone Star community, located in the south western part of Covington County, is rich with history as many of the early Covington County settlers lived along Bouie River that flows through the area. The program will cover the Lone Star School, churches, homes, and stores of the community located in the vicinity of Hwy 35 near the Jefferson Davis line.

Information on the community has been researched by Charlie and Cornelia Easterling and will be presented with the help of Monica Bellipanni. Both Charlie and Cornelia grew up in the community. Charlie was District manager of the UNOCAL Oil Company and Cornelia and he both worked at abstracting and title searches of land. Some of the families included in the Lone Star community include Hudson, McRaney, Smith, Chance, Miller, and Graves. All interested persons are invited to attend this free program. For more information call June Ellis at 601-797-3233 or Janet Smith at 601-947-4610. You can e-mail Smith at ponder97@bellsouth.net. The Society also has a facebook page listed under Covington County Genealogical and Historical Society.

Saturday, Dec 10, 2016 - Woodland Trails - Christmas Party (Dutch Treat)
We will meet at Woodland Trails at 11:00 am for a buffet lunch. Their address is 27 Dan & Joyce Lane, Seminary, 39479 for your GPS navigation. However, they are located just south of Collins, off Kola Rd. Take Kola Road (across from Kangaroo Express) to Pickering/Watts Road and go right. Then turn left on Dan & Joyce Lane.
Notice: Meeting is on 2nd Saturday vs the normal 3rd Saturday.

~ Need Information ~ - The Society is collecting information about all local schools in Covington County. We are hoping to find names of schools, their teachers, students, and locations. Send information to the link below!

Free Websites for Mississippi History - mdah.state.ms.us   ~ Click on Archives & Record Services then click on Digital Archives ~ You can also click on the archives catalog for books and matrials at the state archives.

For more information, please contact Janet Smith.