Greenwood in Leflore County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Founded by John Williams as Williams Landing, 1834. Chartered as Greenwood, 1844. Since 1917 has been the world's largest long staple cotton market.
Erected 1965 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
Location. 33° 31.26′ N, 90° 11.047′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Mississippi, in Leflore County. Marker is at the intersection of Fulton Street and River Road, on the right when traveling south on Fulton Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 Fulton Street, Greenwood MS 38930, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point LeFlore (within shouting distance of this marker); LeFlore County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenwood Cotton Row District (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church (about 700 feet away); WGRM Radio Studio (about 700 feet away); Battery 'C' (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Edward Wright (approx. 0.3 miles away); Greenwood's First Artesian Well (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenwood.
Also see . . . Greenwood History. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Agriculture • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 172 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.