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Situated along Interstate 55 between the cities of Madison and Canton, the unincorporated community of Gluckstadt, MS is rich in German tradition.
In fact, a town in Germany shares the same name as the Mississippi community of Gluckstadt, which translates to mean “Lucky Town.”
Established in 1905 by several German Catholic families after they purchased the land for $22,000, Gluckstadt, MS originated as a farming community with a strong Catholic tradition.
Once per month, one of two German-speaking priests and the rest of the community gathered in the home of one of the residents for Mass. On the other Sundays, the community members made the 5 mile trip to Canton for worship. In 1911, the community began constructing the first school, which also served as a church. The first standalone church, which was dedicated in the honor of St. Joseph, was not built until 1917. After being destroyed by a fire, a new building was constructed in 1929. This second structure was destroyed by fire on Good Friday in 1968, with the current St. Joseph Catholic Church being dedicated on April 6, 1975.
Each year, the community’s German Festival draws in visitors from around the United States.
Located on the grounds of the St. Joseph Catholic Church, which was named a Parish in 2006 after serving as a mission parish for 101 years, the festival features fellowship and family entertainment. Family entertainment typically included with the festival includes access to a climbing tower, horse draw wagon rides, and a variety of children’s’ games. Free music provided by an authentic German folk band is always a favorite part of the festival, as is the traditional German food. Food offerings typically include things such as bratwurst and sauerkraut, shish kabobs, giant fresh oven-baked pretzels, rippchenkraut, pies and other German desserts. Dark and light beers are also available on tap, while a German wine tasting booth is available some years. In addition to helping to retain the legacy of the community’s forefathers, the event also serves as a major fund-raiser for the church.
Children who live in Gluckstadt, MS are educated through the Madison County School District.
Two elementary schools, Madison Crossing and Mannsdale, serve students from kindergarten through fifth grade, while Germantown Middle school serves students in grades six through eight. Rosa Scott School serves students in grade nine, while students in grades ten through twelve attend Madison Central High School.
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