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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.
 
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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kellier-Sternberg House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gulfport Civil Rights Wade-In (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gulfport Boogie (approx. 2.5 miles away); Early Long Beach (approx. 2.6 miles away); St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); Memorialization of Jefferson Davis (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mississippi City Courthouse (approx. 3.1 miles away); a different marker also named Early Long Beach (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gulfport.
 
Regarding The Magnolia Route. Some of the original promoters
The Magnolia Route Marker area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, February 19, 2015
2. The Magnolia Route Marker area
were Colonel W.B. Royster, Arthur Lang, Donald Demetz and R.E. Eicholz from the Gulf Coast.
 
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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 225 times since then and 5 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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