Magnolia High School

Magnolia High School (HM2666)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.364', W 90° 52.928'

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Replacing an earlier school on Cherry
Street, Magnolia High School was built
here in 1923. J.G.H. Bowman was the
schools principal from 1906 to 1944
and helped develop a strong college
preparatory curriculum. In 1940, the
school was selected to participate in a
secondary school study funded by the
Rockefeller Foundation. Of the sixteen
African American schools selected in
the southeast, Magnolia was the only
school from Mississippi. The school was
renamed Bowman High School in 1944.
HM NumberHM2666
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699322 N 3580027
Decimal Degrees32.33940000, -90.88213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.364', W 90° 52.928'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 21.84" N, 90° 52' 55.68" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1000-1002 Bowman St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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