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(31.57999,-91.3003)
 

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Mission Statement

To interpret the site of Historic Jefferson College, the first educational institution of higher learning in Mississippi

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Historic Jefferson College, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was restored by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History in phases completed in 1977 and 1984. Visitors can tour a restored a dormitory room, student dining room, kitchen buildings, and other historic sites. The adjacent nature trail winds up and down through a wooded ravine, past St. Catherine's Creek, over bridges, past Ellicott Springs, and a historic cemetery, with plants and trees clearly identified along the way.

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