Fire destroys Female College in Hernando, Mississippi
Fire completely destroyed the Female College at Hernando in DeSoto County, Mississippi while injuring several of the female students and the Principal. It broke out in a student bedroom around eleven p.m. and spread quickly through the library and science departments. Losses were estimated at up to $20,000. No lives were lost. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 6.