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

Vicksburg

 
 
Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, August 27, 2011
1. Vicksburg Marker
Inscription. Founded 1820 and named for the Rev. Newitt Vick. Was originally site of Spanish Ft. Nogales. Later was U.S. Ft. McHenry. On July 4, 1863 the city surrendered to Gen. Grant.
 
Erected 1949 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Location. 32° 21.115′ N, 90° 52.7′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and Grove Street, on the right when traveling north on Cherry 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); South Central Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Dental Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Planters' Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 61 Highway (approx. 0.2 miles away); Balfour House (approx. mile away); Debate and Decision (approx. mile away); Pemberton Headquarters (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Vicksburg, Mississippi: History of Vicksburg. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, March 8, 2014
2. Vicksburg Marker
Stately Old Warren County Court House Museum in background.

2. Vicksburg Campaign: The Union Siege of Vicksburg. History Channel video (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. Civil War Trust: Vicksburg. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
4. NPS: Vicksburg National Military Park. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. Explore Southern History: The Historic City of Vicksburg, Mississippi. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
6. Mississippi History Now: Vicksburg During the Civil War (1862-1863) - A Campaign; A Siege. Article by Michael B. Ballard (Apr 2004) (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

7. Visit Vicksburg: Vicksburg History. From the Civil War Battle of Vicksburg to antebellum mansions, Vicksburg history is alive and well! (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

8. Mississippi GenWeb Project: Vick Family. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
9. Vicksburg Riverfront Murals. Visual representation of Vicksburg history (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

10. The Founding of Vicksburg and Methodism: The Legacy of Tobias Gibson and Newitt Vick. Mural is part of the Vicksburg Riverfront mural display. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
Vicksburg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, March 8, 2014
3. Vicksburg Marker
With the marker visible in the distance, many commemorative signs of the city's Civil War history abound in Vicksburg.
 

11. Nogales - A Gibraltar on the Mississippi: Early Exploration of the Walnut Hills. Mural is on display at the Vickburg Riverfront. (Submitted on March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Rev. Newitt Vick
The book, "The Emergency of the Cotton Kingdom in the Old Southwest, Mississippi 1770-1860," by John Hebron Moore references Newitt Vick, a planter and Methodist minister, who obtained title to the lands of the Walnut Hills (area around Vicksburg, Warren County) about 1811 with the intention of founding a town, but died in 1819 before he had implemented his plan. The administrator of his estate, began to offer lots for sale in 1822. In 1825, the town was incorporated with the number of inhabitants at approx. 500. One of his daughters, Amanda Maria Vick, married Charles Kimball Marshall, a Methodist minister of Vicksburg. In 1860, he was the wealthiest (gained much wealth through his wife) as well as the most popular clergyman in Mississippi at that time.
    — Submitted March 9, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Vicksburg Area Map During Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Kurz and Allison, 1863
4. Vicksburg Area Map During Civil War
Vicksburg and the Mississippi River circa 1863 (Library of Congress)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 570 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2, 3, 4. 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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