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

Mississippi

The Magnolia State

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.
Explored, 1540~1, by De
Soto. Colonized first by
French, 1699. Became a
colony of British, 1763;
Spanish, 1779. Territory
organized by U.S., 1798.
Became 20th. state, 1817.

 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.705′ N, 90° 54.022′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on South Washington Street / I-20 Frontage Road (U.S. 61), on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Located at the Welcome Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4210 South Washington Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vicksburg Siege (here, next to this marker); U.S. Battery Benton. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "The Widow Blakely" (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tobias Gibson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alpha Kappa Alpha National Presidents (approx. 1.8 miles away); Ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers
Mississippi Marker, located at the Welcome Center, 4210 South Washington Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
2. Mississippi Marker, located at the Welcome Center, 4210 South Washington Street
(approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); U.S. African Brigade (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana); Freedmen Fight at Milliken's Bend (approx. 2 miles away in Louisiana). Click for a list of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Netstate, The State of Mississippi. Mississippi means "large river" to the Chippewa Indians. (Submitted on September 19, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Mississippi Marker seen near the Welcome Center parking lot image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, September 17, 2012
3. Mississippi Marker seen near the Welcome Center parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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