William Carey University

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William Carey University is a university located in Hattiesburg.


In 1892 Pearl River Boarding School opened in Poplarville, about 40 miles south of Hattiesburg. In 1905 the school was destroyed by a fire, and the school reopened in Hattiesburg a year later in 1906 as South Mississippi College. The school closed after a fire destroyed much of the campus, but in 1911 W. S. F. Tatum bought the land and reopened the school as Mississippi Woman's College. The school closed in 1940, then reopened in 1946. In 1953 the campus began accepting men, and in 1954 the college officially became William Carey College. Its name changed again in 2006 to William Carey University.[1]


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  1. Carey marks 110 years in Hattiesburg by Ellen Ciurczak, Hattiesburg American, November 24, 2016