Baptist Industrial College Marker

MS-5Regions

Address

2809 Elm St.
Hernando, MS 38632

Website

https://www.mississippimarkers.com/desoto-county.html

Phone

662-393-8770


Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the college was the first school in DeSoto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans and one of the earliest private schools for African Americans in north Mississippi. The school closed in 1960. The original dormitory remains standing.