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Winona in Montgomery County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The “Final Spike”

 
 
The "Final Spike" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. The "Final Spike" Marker
Inscription.
On Jan. 31, 1860 The Final Spike
Of The Old Mississippi Central
Was Driven Just South Of
Winona Establishing For The
First Time Direct Rail Service
From The Great Lakes To the
Gulf Of Mexico.

 
Location. 33° 28.936′ N, 89° 43.654′ W. Marker is in Winona, Mississippi, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of North Front Street and Summit Street, on the right when traveling north on North Front Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 North Front Street, Winona MS 38967, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Montgomery County Confederate Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roebuck "Pops" Staples (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jefferson Davis Memorial Highway (approx. 0.6 miles away); Winona Confederate Monument (approx. 0.9 miles away); Ensign William Devotie Billingsley (approx. 1.1 miles away); Kilmichael: B.B. King's Roots (approx. 9.5 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Mississippi Central Railroad. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Marker in front of old Winona Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 1951
2. Marker in front of old Winona Train Depot
Now depot is used as a restaurant, gym and a salon.
Tracks restaurant near marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 1951
3. Tracks restaurant near marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   3. submitted on , by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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