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Antebellum Holmes County Schools
 

Contributed by Dan Edwards

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YEAR
SCHOOL
LOCATION
1829
Benton Academy 
Benton
1836
Washington Irving Academy
Franklin
1836
Franklin Female Seminary
This and the above school had the same board of trustees.
1838 
Mrs.Rose's Female Academy1
Franklin--also accepted young boys.
1836
Emery Literary Institute 
Emery
1839
Franklin Female Academy2
Franklin
1837
Richland Male and Female Academy 
Richland
1839
Lexington Female Boarding School
Lexington
1840
Mt. Perrin Academy3
unknown
1842
Lexington Male & Female Academy
Lexington
1844
Eureka Men's College 
Richland
1856
Castallian Springs Female College4
1 mile east ofLockharts Store
1852
Lexington Female College 
Became Central Miss. Female College 1859
Sources: 1Lexington Standard and Holmes County Record, 21 June 1838;2 Lexington Union, 5 January 1839;3 Whig Republican, 24 December 1840;4 and Weekly Democratic Advocate, 3 October 1856.

Note: Charter dates generally lagged original opening dates of schools by two or more years. Dates given reflect approximate opening dates of schools. 
 


 

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