(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)
Located about 5 miles west of French Camp, this community was formed partly in Attala and partly in Montgomery Counties. It was ealled Little Texas in early settlement times, but took the name of Friendship Church and School later.
The earliest settler was likely Reverend John Curtis, a native of Ireland who had first settled in Virginia. He came here sometime before 1860, and acquired a large tract of land. After the Civil War, much of this land was sold and the community became thickly settled, with the family names of Curtis, McClellan, Bailey, and Gibson.
In the early days, the school and church were loeated in Montgomery County, but later the school was located in Attala County, and the church was moved closer to the Attala County line.
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