Location Information
(for the Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church and School)
Name:Poplar Hill A.M.E. Church and School [Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture ]
Address:Highway 28
City/County:Fayette vic., Jefferson County
Architectural Information
Construction Date:c.1923
Registration Information
NR Listing Date:10 Mar 2010
View National Register Nomination Form
Mississippi Landmark Information
Book/Vol. No.:10M page 482
Poplar Hill School is a local example of a rural school built in the early 20th century to serve the African American community in Jefferson County. The one-story wood frame building with a side-gable metal roof was built c. 1923 and housed two classrooms. Two teachers were responsible for educating students from grades 1 through 8. The building was heated with a wood stove. The school closed in 1957 when students were transferred to New Liddell Grade School in Fayette. The building was used by the Poplar Hill AME Church and the local community for social gatherings and church meetings. The Poplar Hill School was listed on March 10, 2010. Antoinette Stewart and Rosevelt Cruel, members of the Poplar Hill AME Church, wrote the nomination. Included in "Buildings of Mississippi" (2020) (ND67, p. 57).