The first chartered college in Mississippi. The charter was granted on May 13, 1802. It began operation as an academy. It operated as a college, 1816-1821, and then reverted to academy status. Three Episcopal priests served as its president. It is no longer in existence.
Jefferson College, Washington, Mississippi
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