Mississippi university celebrates, honors location of its founding

Published 9:31 am Saturday, September 21, 2019

Jackson State University officials and alumni unveiled a historical marker Friday in Natchez, Mississippi.

The marker was placed on the site of the former Natchez Charity Hospital on Cemetery Road where JSU was founded as the Natchez Seminary in 1877.

The Natchez Seminary was founded by the American Baptist Home Mission Society and the MississippiĀ  Baptist Convention Association.

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In 1883, the college was moved to Jackson and was renamed Jackson College.