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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

South Central Bell

1881 - 1981

 
 
South Central Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, August 27, 2011
1. South Central Bell Marker
Inscription. The first telephone exchange in Mississippi was installed in Vicksburg, January 10, 1881, at 102 ½ North Washington Street, by the Louisiana Telephone Company, a predecessor of South Central Bell.
 
Erected 1981 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 21.108′ N, 90° 52.727′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on Grove Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Natchez District (here, next to this marker); Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Dental Association (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Planters' Hall (about 700 feet away); 61 Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Balfour House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Debate and Decision (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pemberton Headquarters (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Categories. Communications
 
South Central Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, March 8, 2014
2. South Central Bell Marker
Old Warren County Court House Museum on hill above marker.
South Central Bell & Old Natchez District Markers image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, March 8, 2014
3. South Central Bell & Old Natchez District Markers
Both markers are located on the south slope of the Old Court House Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 388 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2, 3. submitted on , by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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