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Wise Gap in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wise's Gap 1816

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel
1. Wise's Gap 1816 Marker
Inscription. The first community in N. Miss., begun here by John Wise in 1816, had stores, a cemetery, a camp ground, a church called "Uncle Jimmy Wise's Meetinghouse," a blacksmith shop in which future Gov. Tucker worked.
 
Erected 1976 by Monroe County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Location. 33° 53.968′ N, 88° 19.979′ W. Marker is in Wise Gap, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Tribble Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood Springs MS 38848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Becker Post Office (approx. 10.1 miles away); Gilmore Sanitarium (approx. 10.1 miles away); Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865 (approx. 10.7 miles away); Mound Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away); Chickasaw Cession (approx. 11.4 miles away); Birth of Sulligent (approx. 11.4 miles away in Alabama); The Ogden House (approx. 11˝ miles away in Alabama); Cotton Gin Port (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Wise's Gap 1816 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jenn Wintermantel
2. Wise's Gap 1816 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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