Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi
Main façade of the Eureka Masonic College
|Elevation||325 ft (99 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||676637|
Historic Eureka Masonic College, birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star, is located along State Highway 17, in the unincorporated community of Richland. The historic schoolhouse has also housed Masons and Company C, 15th Mississippi Infantry, of the Confederate States Army, during the American Civil War.
|“||The ladies at Richland, a little village near where we are camped, sent us a very nice battle flag yesterday (September 12, 1863). It is the first flag we have ever had (regimental). It is a blue flag with a red cross extending clear across the flag from the four corners, with white stars in the cross, and a yellow border all round it. It makes a very pretty appearance.||”|
|— Lieutenant-Colonel Frank A. Montgomery, in a letter to his wife|
- Mississippi Historical Marker Program (1951). O. E. S. Birthplace (Mississippi Historical Marker). Richland, Miss.: Mississippi Historical Commission.
- Montgomery, Frank A. (1901). Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War. Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company Press. p. 139. LCCN 01023742. OCLC 1470413. OL 6909271M – via Internet Archive.