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


Hazelhurst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 18, 2011
1. Hazelhurst Marker
Inscription. Named for chief engineer of first Jackson - New Orleans railway. Last spike driven here on March 31, 1858. Town was raided by Grierson in 1863. Shipping point for cattle, truck crops, and lumber.
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Location. 31° 51.619′ N, 90° 23.78′ W. Marker is in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, in Copiah County. Marker is at the intersection of Caldwell Drive (U.S. 51) and West Gallatin Street, in the median on Caldwell Drive. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hazlehurst MS 39083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Johnson Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Annie Coleman Peyton (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Johnson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tommy Johnson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Bus-Train Collision of 1942 (approx. 9.1 miles away).
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 384 times since then and 71 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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