“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Columbia in Marion County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Temporary State Capital

Temporary State Capital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, November 19, 2011
1. Temporary State Capital Marker
Inscription. The 5th session of the Mississippi Legislature met in Columbia in Nov. 1821, and in a special session in June 1822. Walter Leake was inaugurated Governor here in January 1822; the Legislature passed laws for the education of the poor; approved Le Fleur's Bluff, now Jackson, as the site for the permanent state capital; and adopted Poindexter's Code.
Erected 1991 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 31° 15.064′ N, 89° 50.12′ W. Marker is in Columbia, Mississippi, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street (State Highway 13), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbia MS 39429, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within walking distance of this marker. First Baptist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away).
Categories. Government
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 48 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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