Smith Robertson School

Smith Robertson School (HM1SG9)

Location: Jackson, MS 39202 Hinds County
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N 32° 18.323', W 90° 11.179'

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Built in 1894 as Jackson's first public school for black students. Commonly known as the "Mother School," it was named for Smith Robertson, a respected community leader, and Jackson's first black city alderman. Among the school's graduates is author Richard Wright. Smith Robertson School was closed in 1971 and renovated in 1984.
HM NumberHM1SG9
Year Placed2000
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Monday, May 30th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 764928 N 3577764
Decimal Degrees32.30538333, -90.18631667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.323', W 90° 11.179'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 19.38" N, 90° 11' 10.74" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 528 Bloom St, Jackson MS 39202, US
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