Creator

Date Original

1876

Description

This collection contains a bill for work done on the construction of a building for the Forrest City Baptist College

Biographical/Historical Note

The Forrest City Baptist College was established by the Mt. Vernon Association of the Southern Baptist Church. Josephus Shackleford was the first president of the Forrest City Baptist College in 1876.The Mt. Vernon association paid 7,000 dollars for construction of a school building and had forty students at the College in 1876. By 1877 the school was renamed the Forrest City Baptist High School and had 100 students enrolled. However by 1878 concerns the association expressed concerns over debt and the school's continued existence. No other mention is found after 1878 so it is possible the school was closed shortly after these concerns.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Forrest City, St. Francis County (Ark.)

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.037.025

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Forrest City Baptist College bill, SMC.037.025

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Forrest City Baptist College bill, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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