Jefferson College

North St., Washington, Mississippi

Photos 

Jefferson College

1. Historic American Buildings Survey James Butters, Photographer April 15, 1936. GENERAL VIEW OF FRONT (SOUTH ELEVATION)

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Jefferson College dates from 1802 and was the scene of several important events during the early years of the nation. Mississippi's first constitution was written and signed in the old Methodist Church, now demolished, which was located on the college campus. In 1807 Aaron Burr was arraigned for treason on the grounds. Jefferson Davis was a student at the college in 1818. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MS-4)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1970
Reference number
70000316
Architectural style
Federal
Areas of significance
Education; Politics/Government; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; State; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic functions
Single dwelling; School
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1800-1824
Significant year
1802
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6

Update Log 

  • April 5, 2021: Updated by Michael Miller: Corrected "Address" & "GPS Coordinates" and Added "Street View"

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