Gluckstadt, Mississippi

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Gluckstadt is an unincorporated community in Madison County, Mississippi. 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.

Gluckstadt was established in June 1905 by several German Catholic families from Klaasville, Indiana. The community's name translated into English means "Lucky Town."[1] 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).[2][3][4] 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.[5] In the Fall of 1964 some of the people who had attended the freedom school in Gluckstadt moved to the one in Canton.[6]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History - St. Joseph Catholic Church. Retrieved November 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "County Wide Map". Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  3. ^ "Madison Zone – Madison Crossing". Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  4. ^ "Madison Zone – Mannsdale". Attendance Zones, 2009-10 School Year. Madison County Schools. Retrieved 2009-11-13. 
  5. ^ John Pilger (1 September 2002). Heroes. South End Press. p. 107. ISBN 978-0-89608-666-1. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  6. ^ 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