Looxahoma School

Located six miles east of Senatobia

From WPA Records

Looxahoma School was organized before the Civil War in the little village of Looxahoma, which is six miles east ot Senatobia.

Some of the early teachers were: Peter McKae, Miss Kitty Bean (a northern lady), Major Partee, and a Mr. Motley. Some of the later teachers who served after the Civil War were: Gussie Howard, Ira G. Allen, Janie Walker, Minnie Murphy, and others.

Some of the most prominent patrons who took the most interest in the school were: Dr. Lucas Wynn, Rufus Garrett, James Still, Kelly Thomas, and Dr. Weber.

Some of the students were: Bee Thomas, Lena Wynn, Annie Still, Albert Still, Pearl Still, Willie Wynn, Lucas Wynn, Watt Weber, Sue Weber, Kate Weber, Frank Garrett, Lester Garrett, Dora Garrett, Johnnie Garrett, Lora Garrett, and Bob Garrett.

The building was a right nice two story house which was used for a Masonic Hall. The lower part was used for the school and the above was used for the Baptist Church as well as for the Masonic Hall. The building later burned and the school was taught in the Methodist Church until the present (1936) building was built.

(Source of information Mrs. Joe Weathers)

Updated February 29, 2012


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