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Yazoo City in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Oakes House

 
 
The Oakes House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. The Oakes House Marker
Inscription. This home was built in stages 1866-1910 by John and Mary Oakes, free blacks who had moved to Yazoo City by the 1850s, and by their first son, Augustus J. Oakes, an educator and builder, who had established the Oakes Lumber Yard by 1900. The Oakes House was entered on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.
 
Erected 1995 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 32° 50.632′ N, 90° 24.813′ W. Marker is in Yazoo City, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of South Monroe Street and Perry Street, on the right when traveling south on South Monroe Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 312 South Monroe Street, Yazoo City MS 39194, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bethel A.M.E. Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bank of Yazoo City (approx. 0.2 miles away); Town Creek (approx. 0.3 miles away); Tommy McClennan (approx. 0.3 miles away); B.S. Ricks Memorial Library (approx. 0.4 miles away); Yazoo County Civil War Memorial
The Oakes House (under renovation) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. The Oakes House (under renovation)
(approx. half a mile away); St. Francis Mission School (approx. half a mile away); Redoubt McKee (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Yazoo City.
 
Also see . . .  Oakes African-American Cultural Center. (Submitted on September 17, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansEducationIndustry & Commerce
 
The Oakes House Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. The Oakes House Marker area
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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.
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