Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
The Younger Cabin
At the onset of the Civil War, there were a few homes located in Tupelo near the intersection of the recently completed Mobile and Ohio Railroad and the Pontotoc-to-Fulton Road, now Main Street. One of those homes was the residence of the John W. Younger family located on this site in a grove of oak and hickory trees. It was common practice for high ranking officers to requisition comfortable quarters in private homes during the war. The Younger Cabin was requisitioned many times, as it was ideally located in relation to the numerous camps scattered around Tupelo. The cabin's central location provided a commanding officer good communications with his subordinates and allowed oversight of troops, supplies and military equipment stationed near the railroad.
Erected by Tupelo Civil War Trail.
Location. 34° 15.531′ N, 88° 42.329′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is on North Broadway Street near West Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Elvis Presley and Tupelo Shake Rag Community (approx. 0.3 miles away); Shake Rag (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elvis Presley's Childhood Church (approx. 1.5 miles away); Elvis Presley and the Blues (approx. 1.5 miles away); Birthplace of Elvis Presley (approx. 1.5 miles away); Battle of Tupelo (approx. 1.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tupelo.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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