Gluckstadt, Mississippi

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Gluckstadt is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Mississippi, United States.[1] The community is located along Interstate 55 in south central Madison County, between the cities of Canton and Madison. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Gluckstadt was established in June 1905 by several German Catholic families from Klaasville, Indiana. The community's name translated into English means "Lucky Town."[2] There is also a town in Germany that has the name Glückstadt.

Each year, a German Festival is held in Gluckstadt on the grounds of St. Joseph Catholic Church.

Education[edit]

Public education in the community of Gluckstadt is provided by the Madison County School District. The area is served by two elementary schools (grades K-5), Madison Crossing and Mannsdale, by Germantown Middle School (grades 6-8), and by Germantown High School (grades 9-12).[3][4][5] In 1964 civil rights workers ran a freedom school in Gluckstadt. It was firebombed and burned but the school continued to meet in the ashes of its former location.[6] In the Fall of 1964 some of the people who had attended the freedom school in Gluckstadt moved to the one in Canton.[7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gluckstadt, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ History - St. Joseph Catholic Church. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  3. ^ "County Wide Map" (PDF). Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Madison Zone – Madison Crossing". Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ "Madison Zone – Mannsdale". Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  6. ^ John Pilger (1 September 2002). Heroes. South End Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-89608-666-1. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ Staughton Lynd; Andrej Grubačić (1 April 2010). From Here to There: The Staughton Lynd Reader. PM Press. p. 82. ISBN 978-1-60486-215-7. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 

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Coordinates: 32°31′00″N 90°06′03″W / 32.51667°N 90.10083°W / 32.51667; -90.10083