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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi

The Magnolia State

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription. Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th state, 1817.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Location. 33° 23.048′ N, 91° 4.024′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 82 and West Reed Road. Click for map. Marker is located at the Washington County Welcome Center. Entrance is about 500 feet south of the U.S. 82 & Reed Road intersection on U.S. 82. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (a few steps from this marker); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. one mile away); Greenville Trolley System (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenville's Writers (approx. 1.8 miles away); First National Bank Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); Where Main Street Meets the River (approx. 1.9 miles away); NRP Building (approx. 1.9 miles away); David "Honey Boy" Edwards (approx. 1.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .
Marker & Welcome Center in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Marker & Welcome Center in background.
 Wikipedia article on the History of Mississippi. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Area view of marker at Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Area view of marker at Welcome Center.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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