Port Gibson Female College

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Port Gibson Female College was a female seminary, founded in Port Gibson, Mississippi, in 1843. It closed in 1908.


The college was founded in 1843.[1] In 1869 it was donated to the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. Unlike many small colleges in Mississippi, the Port Gibson Female College did not shut down during the civil war. It closed in 1908.[2]

One of the college's original buildings now serves as the city hall of Port Gibson.[3]

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  1. ^ Horace Mellard Du Bose; Holland Nimmons McTyeire (1916). A history of Methodism: being a volume supplemental to "A history of Methodism" by Holland N. McTyeire...bringing the story of Methodism, with special reference to the history of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, down to the year 1916. Publishing house of the M. E. church, South, Smith & Lamar, agents. p. 536. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  2. ^ History of Higher Education of Women in the South. Forgotten Books. p. 198. ISBN 978-1-4400-4134-1. Retrieved 19 August 2012.
  3. ^ Patti Carr Black; Marion Barnwell (2002). Touring Literary Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 179. ISBN 978-1-57806-368-0. Retrieved 19 August 2012.