CORINTH, Miss. (AP) — The city of Corinth has sold the old West Corinth Elementary School property to the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission for $1,499.
The commission was the only bidder.
The vacant West Corinth school sits on battlefield property across from the interpretive center and the National Park Service wants the land to become part of the Corinth Unit of Shiloh National Military Park.
The wording of the solicitation for bids was designed to limit bidders to use of the property only for historical purposes, such as interpretation of the Battle of Corinth.
The National Park Service wants to use the property to enhance its interpretation of the battle. It gives the park service battlefield land neighboring the interpretive center, provides another venue that can host educational presentations, and provides storage space.
The purchased property does not include the playground area. The National Park Service said it will approach the Corinth School District about obtaining that piece of land.