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Davis Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Davis Elementary School is located on Eupora Street at West 7th Street


GPS Coordinates: 31.335278, -89.303333


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Davis Elementery School is now the Lighthouse Recovery Center.






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Dixie Attendance Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Dixie Attendance Center is located in the Dixie community on Elks Lake Road at Creel Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.216389, -89.302500


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Formerly Central Forrest Attendance Center







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Dixie School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

The Dixie School cabin is currently located on Elks Lake Road at Dixie Barn Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.220749, -89.304997


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Dixie School Log Cabin - Citizens of the Dixie community originally built this structure 1/4 mile southeast of its current location.


It was built in the 1930s to serve as a cafeteria during the Great Depression era, but the log cabin has also served as a meeting place, music hall and classroom.


In 2003 the cabin was relocated to its present site.


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Earl Travillion Attendance Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Earl Travillion Attendance Center is in the Palmer's Crossing neighborhood of south Hattiesburg on Travillion Road at Woodard Avenue.


GPS Coordinates: 31.276897, -89.261262


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Formerly Travillion High School






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Eaton Elementary School (historical)

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

The old school building is located on Frederick Street at McInnis Avenue.


GPS Coordinates: 31.323889, -89.280556


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Eaton Elementery School is no longer used and is in horrible disrepair. Not much left of the old school.






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Eureka Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Eureka Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on East 6th Street at New Orleans Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.334633, -89.290817


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This building, opened in 1921, under the leadership of W.H. Jones, was one of the first modern brick schools in Mississippi for Blacks.





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F. B. Woodley Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

F. B. Woodley Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on O'Ferrel Street at South 21st Avenue.


GPS Coordinates: 31.322778, -89.321389


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Forrest County Agricultural High School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Forrest County Agricultural High School is located just north of Brooklyn on Old Highway 49 E.


GPS Coordinates: 31.070000, -89.186667


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Forrest County Agricultural High School was created in 1911 by an act of the Mississippi Legislature, as an agricultural boarding school. Set on 320 acres of donated land, students from across the United States, Mississippi and several foreign countries have been educated here. In 1996 FSAHS was listed as a Mississippi Landmark.


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George L. Hawkins Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

George L. Hawkins Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on Forrest Street at Green Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.327727, -89.296864


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Formerly Hawkins Junior High School





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Grace Christian Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)


Grace Christian Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on West 7th Street at Meadowlane Drive.



GPS Coordinates: 31.335797, -89.324630



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Hattiesburg High School (historical)

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Hattiesburg High School (fhistorical) is located in Hattiesburg on Main Street at College Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.329573, -89.295267


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Old Hattiesburg High School - Under the direction of Principal J. T. Wallace, this building was Hattiesburg's High School from 1922 to 1959.


Built in 1911, the structure aquired its present form when enlarged and remodeled in 1921 to the designs of Robert E. Lee, the city's most prominent architect of the early twentieth century.



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Hattiesburg High School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Hattiesburg High School in located on North Hutchinson Avenue at Myrtle Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.328922, -89.310155


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Formerly Blair High School.







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Lillie Burney Elementary School

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Lillie Burney Elementary School is located in south Hattiesburg on Ida Avenue at Baxter Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.304444, -89.304444


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Formerly Burney Junior High School.





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Mary Bethune Alternative Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mary Bethune Alternative Center is located in Hattiesburg on Dumas Avenue at East Florence Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.311243, -89.300494


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Formerly Mary Bethune Elementary School




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North Forrest Attendance Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

North Forrest Attendance Center is located on Eatonville Road at McPhail Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.413870, -89.328383


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North Forrest High School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

North Forrest High School is located on Eatonville Road just south of McPhail Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.412530, -89.330603



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Petal Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Petal Elementary School is located off Hwy 42 east on Panther Stadium Drive.


GPS Coordinates: 31.351917, -89.202438



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Petal High School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Petal High School is located on Hwy 42 east at Dogwood Lane.


GPS Coordinates: 31.350758, -89.204675




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Petal Middle School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Petal Middle School is located in Petal on Old Richton Road at Kola Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.347492, -89.259042





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Petal Upper Elemetary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Petal Upper Elemetary School is located in the Harvey neigborhood of Petal onHillcrest Loop at Ogilsvie Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.336558, -89.257012


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Formerly Petal-Harvey School.






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Presbyterian Christian Secondary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Presbyterian Christian Secondary School is located in south Hattiesburg on Bonhomie Road south of W.S.F. Tatum Blvd.


GPS Coordinates: 31.285580, -89.311372




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Rawls Springs Attendance Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Rawls Springs Attendance Center is located in Rawls Springs on Archie Smith Road at Rawls Springs Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.380713, -89.370920





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Rowan Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Rowan Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on Martin Luther King Ave. just south of East Florence Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.308781, -89.299303


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Formerly Rowan High School.






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Sacred Heart Catholic School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Sacred Heart Catholic School is located in Hattiesburg on West Pine Street at 2nd Avenue.


GPS Coordinates: 31.322991, -89.294570




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South Forrest Attendance Center

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

South Forrest Attendance Center is located in the Brooklyn community on Brooklyn Janice Road at Burborne Street.


GPS Coordinates: 31.057222, -89.184722




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Thames Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Thames Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on Jamestown Road west of Hillendale Road.


GPS Coordinates: 31.312639, -89.336785


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Formerly Thames Junior High School.





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Walthall Elementary School

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Walthall Elementary School is located in Hattiesburg on Court Street at Rebecca Avenue.


GPS Coordinates: 31.318889, -89.287778


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The first Parent-Teacher Organization of Mississippi was organized in this building in 1907 by Mrs. R. B. Stapelton. Mrs. T. J. Jackson served as President. Mrs. Grace Christian was principal.




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