Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Gowdy Community
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Location. 32° 17.848′ N, 90° 12.959′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of John R. Lynch Street and Valley Street, on the right when traveling east on John R. Lynch Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1201 Valley Street, Jackson MS 39203, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ishmon Bracey (approx. half a mile away); Noel House (approx. 0.8 miles away); St. Marks Episcopal Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Summers Hotel & Subway Lounge Scott Radio Service Company (approx. 1.4 miles away); Edwards Hotel (approx. 1.5 miles away); 217 W. Capitol (approx. 1.5 miles away); Otis Spann & Little Johnnie Jones (approx. 1.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
Also see . . .
1. West Jackson: Gowdy. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Mississippi Digital Library: Inventory of the Gowdy Oral History Collection. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. From Gowdy to Washington Addition and Beyond (pdf file). "From Gowdy to Washington Addition and Beyond: History and the JSU led Redevelopment Efforts" by Garrad Lee, Masterís Degree Candidate, Department of History Jackson State University. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
1. Origin of Gowdy
The community that was once known as Gowdy was formed by black settlers in the early 20th century and is located near Jackson State University in the Washington Addition neighborhood. Gowdy was laid out in a square and its streets were named
— Submitted January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Categories. • African Americans • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features • Settlements & Settlers •
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