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The following was in the Pearl Press Bi-Centenial Edition published June 22, 1978:
“Eureka had its beginning in the year 1878 when Carroll J. Steen so much desired a school near his home that he was willing to build a school house and finance it. Tom Lamb was the first teacher. He and Margaret Steen were the ones who decided to call the school Eureka, which means ‘I have found it’.
“It was here that former Mississippi Governor Henry Whitfield taught his first school.
“From this small community have come three doctors, three preachers, five dentists, twelve school teachers, two nurses, one lawyer, one laboratory technician, one pharmacist, and one Second Lieutenant in World War I. All of these had their primary work in Eureka School.”

from "A History of Rankin County Mississippi, Volume I"