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Holloway-Polk House

Holloway-Polk House is the oldest continuously inhabited settlement in Jefferson Davis County. Blacks purchased land in Mt. Carmel and surrounding area in the early 1900s and maintained a thriving self-contained community with all essential services and goods. The Holloway-Polk House, facing north on a tree-shaded lawn, is the community’s only remaining antebellum structure. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1995.

Edrice Jeanne Polk

Licensed Professional Counselor

Mrs. Polk developed a love for history and relics in early childhood while living in an antebellum home in rural Mobile County Alabama. Throughout school, elementary through high school, her favorite reading materials were about far-away places and the lives and customs of the people who lived there. In College she majored in English, with a double-minor in Social Studies and Library Science. These courses allowed her to read, study, write and speak about her much loved interests.

Mrs. Polk is a world traveler with The People-to People Citizens Ambassador Program which allows for interaction with ordinary people and customs around the globe. In 1956, President Eisenhower envisioned world peace and his solution was the PTP Program which gives everyday citizens of different countries the opportunity to meet and get to know each other resulting in understanding, friendship, and lasting peace.

Mrs. Polk’s vision is to restore and preserve the Holloway-Polk house and to let it be a historical resource for students as well as a place of interest for the general public.

6162 Hwy 84, Prentiss, MS 39474


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