Poplar Hill School


This website is dedicated to the history of a rural two room school house built by those who loved education and wanted a better life for their children.    

Researchers R. Cruel and A. Stewart joined forces in July, 2007 to begin the process of understanding and publishing the history of Poplar Hill School located in Fayette, Jefferson County, Mississippi. 

We hope former students, teachers, and their families take time to reconnect and recollect memories of times gone by.  Learn about the history of their school and for those who do not know get an understanding of rural education that began in about 1880 and lasted until  about 1962.  

So pull up a chair, get your coffee or tea, make yourself comfortable, and start your surfing of this great website.    

***We ask that you not copy information from this website without written permission from the author and webmaster.  Please do not add photos or printed information without permission.  Your cooperation is appreciated.***

Webmaster: A. Stewart



 Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture is a non-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax-deductible.  

Sending a check make it and send it to: 

Poplar Hill Museum of African American Culture

Mail to:

Mr. Roosevelt Cruel

1535 Old Hwy 61

Fayette, MS 39069 



Proverbs 22:28 
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.”  
Duet. 19:14 
“Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.”