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Union Academy

Location Information:
9th Avenue South
Columbus, MS

Contact Information:

Phone: (662) 328-0222
Phone: (800) 327-2686


Description:

As indicated by the state historic marker on 9th Avenue South, the original Union Academy was located at the site of a former Confederate Arsenal just south of the railroad tracks.

Documents indicate that in late 1865 the Freedmen’s Bureau opened a school for freed slaves at what was known as the Wayside Hospital building. The warehouse-type structure on the south side had been used as a hospital during the Civil War. The Freedman’s Bureau school, which precedes the establishment of Union Academy, was probably at the south side site as well.


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Whitehall (c. 1843)

Whitehall (c. 1843)

Open by appointment. Circa 1843 NATIONAL REGISTER HISTORIC DISTRICT   This pillared mansion was built near the street, although the property extended over an entire city block; it includes gardens,…

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Lion Hills Golf Course Ladies Scramble

25 Aug 2017

This golf event is hosted by Lion Hills Center and Golf Course, 2331 Military Road,…
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Island Paddle Fest: Canoe, Kayak and Paddleboard Race

26 Aug 2017

Join in the fun for the 2017 Island Paddle Fest! Saturday, August 26th. Registration begins…
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Reception honoring Rep. Tyrone Ellis

26 Aug 2017

Saturday, August 26, at 6 p.m., a reception to honor retiring State Representative Tyrone Ellis…
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