Pascagoula in Jackson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
President Zachary Taylor's Summer Home Site
United States of America
President Zachary Taylor's
Summer Home Site
Here his widow Margaret MacKall
Smith Taylor, died August 18, 1852.
Their daughter, Elizabeth, wife of
General William Wallace Bliss,
Erected 2003 by Daughters of the American Revolution.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 30° 20.616′ N, 88° 32.067′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is on Beach Boulevard west of City Park Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 City Park Street, Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); Louisiana Native Guard Attacks Pascagoula (within shouting distance of this marker); Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848 (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Twiggs and the Military Asylum 1849-1855 Camp Lawson – Military Hospital on Greenwood Island – 1848 (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Longfellow House (approx. 0.4 miles away); William Faulkner, Pascagoula Novelist (approx. one mile away); The Round Island Affair - 1849 (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
More about this marker. This granite marker, in Pascagoula's Beach Park, survived the high waters of Hurricane Katrina, and most of the trees survived, but the million-dollar homes along this beach promendade were destroyed.
Gone is another plaque that stood in commemoration of President Zachary Taylor, the 12th president of the United States, serving from March 1849 until his death in July 1850. Medical tests, done in 1991 after his body was exhumed, appeared to show he died of "cholera morbus, or acute gastroenteritis."
Zachary Taylor was an early developer of the city and laid out several of her streets still in use today.
Categories. • Antebellum South, US • Notable Persons • Notable Places •
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