Thursday, July 28, 2005

Walls, Mississippi

This small town was once known as Alpika. Mississippi Magazine has a nice article giving a brief history of the town of Walls.

Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Algoma Schools

Here's a brief history of the Algoma Schools in Pontotoc County from Pontotoc County MSGenWeb site.

Monday, July 25, 2005

Pearl River Community College Museum

It's the first community college in Mississippi with its own museum. The museum opened in 2001 and is now being expanded. That's not its first first!

PRCC became Mississippi's first two year institution in 1921 by adding freshmen courses to Pearl River County Agricultural High School.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Gulf Ordnance Plant

Brent Coleman, Aberdeen's former police chief, enjoys researching local history. In 2002, his work on the Gulf Ordnance Plant was published by Tombigbee Country Magazine. Now he's speaking to groups, such as Amory's AARP, about his work.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

5 Generations - Both Sides of Family

Little Alexis has 5 generations living on both sides of her family.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

One Year Anniversary

Last week, this blog celebrated its one year anniversary. Here was the first welcome post. Other items posted that first day were an upcoming meeting of the Itawamba Historical Society, the Tishomingo County Archives & History Museum, the Winston County Confederate Monument Memorial, and a link to the history of Morganton Baptist Church.

More Mississippi Maps from Arphax

I reported earlier on the maps available from Arphax. In addition to Lawrence and Leake counties, Attala and Neshoba counties are now available and Yazoo is due out in the next three days. These show the original owners of the land patents for each township, section, range in the county.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Blacks in Vaiden

This history of Vaiden, Mississippi focuses on its black community.

Sunday, July 17, 2005

Heritage Tourism & Rust College

Holly Spring's Rust College is on the South's Heritage Tourism list.

New Library in Pearl

Pearl's library has a new home.

Parker House Destroyed by Fire

The historic Parker House, built by Capt. William Priestly around 1850, was destroyed by fire. The house is in Canton. The house was owned by First Baptist Church of Canton.

Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame

Mississippians like Elvis Presley, Faith Hill, James Blackwood, Charley Pride, Leontyne Price, Jimmy Buffett, Bo Diddley, B. B. King, Howlin Wolf, and Marty Stuart have made it big in their forms of music. These and others have all been inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame. The 2005 ceremony will be in October.

Archaeological Finds Near Leakesville

While building a bypass, arrowheads, pottery, and other remnants of Native American civilization were discovered near Leakesville.


Sorry about the absence from blogging this past week. I had a family emergency. Things are somewhat back to normal now, and I will resume adding items of historical and genealogical interest for Mississippi researchers.

Friday, July 08, 2005

LaBelle Bed & Breakfast

A 1904 home in Picayune has new life as a bed and breakfast.

LaBelle is the first and only Bed and Breakfast in Picayune. It is filled with history, which gives it a unique atmosphere. The home was built by the Freeman family in 1904 and was used as a boarding house for travelers who stepped off the train into the historic city of Picayune.

Ackerman Church of Christ

This week's Choctaw County Church of the week is Ackerman Church of Christ. It was established as Friendship Church of Christ sometime around 1901.

Thursday, July 07, 2005

Boler's Inn

Carol has done a great job of putting together a history of Boler's Inn in Union, Mississippi. There are wonderful photographs from various time periods and information on the Boler Family that owned it.

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

United Mississippi Bank

It was founded as the First Natchez Bank and changed its name in 1985 to United Mississippi Bank.

Monday, July 04, 2005

Choctaw Grays

Visit the online home of the 15th Mississippi Infantry Company K CSA, also known as the Choctaw Grays. The site contains a history of the unit as well as interesting things its author has collected.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Landisacq to Honor Mississippian

The town of Landisacq in Lower Normandy in France is building a monument to honor a Mississippian whose plane went down there during World War II. The family of William G. Coleman plans to travel to France for its July 10 dedication.

Wilson Tire & Auto

Here's a brief history of a family-owned business in Clinton.

Little Rock M. B. Church - 125 Years

Little Rock Missionary Baptist Church in Scott County is celebrating its 125th anniversary.

Friendship M. B. Church

This week's installment in the Choctaw County Genealogical Society's church series is for the Friendship M. B. Church. The church was lifted off its foundation in Ackerman's 1917 tornado.