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Gulfport in Harrison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Magnolia Route

 
 
The Magnolia Route Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
1. The Magnolia Route Marker
Inscription. On April 20, 1925, the Magnolia Route opened with a forty-hour, 1,000 mile endurance drive from Gulfport to Chicago. This route was designed to bring more commerce and tourism to Mississippi.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 22.026′ N, 89° 5.585′ W. Marker is in Gulfport, Mississippi, in Harrison County. Marker is at the intersection of 13th Street and 25th Avenue (U.S. 49), in the median on 13th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2500 13th Street, Gulfport MS 39501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ship Island (approx. mile away); 1863 East Pascagoula Raid (approx. mile away); Old Gulfport High School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harrison County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kellier-Sternberg House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Felix Henry Dunn (approx. one mile away); Gulfport Boogie (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Regarding The Magnolia Route.
The Magnolia Route Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
2. The Magnolia Route Marker area
Some of the original promoters were Colonel W.B. Royster, Arthur Lang, Donald Demetz and R.E. Eicholz from the Gulf Coast.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles
 
Looking east on 13th Street at marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
3. Looking east on 13th Street at marker.
Marker located at intersection near Post Office. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
4. Marker located at intersection near Post Office.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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