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Near Prairie in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Lenoir Plantation

 
 
The Lenoir Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. The Lenoir Plantation Marker
Inscription.  Built ca. 1847 as the homestead of William Thomas Lenoir, the plantation was continuously owned and farmed by the Lenoir family until its sale in August of 2000. The Lenoir home is the only Classical Revival style house in Mississippi. On February 21, 1864, Col. George E. Waring Jr. was halted here by a body of Confederate Cavalrymen. After repelling the skirmishers, Col. Waring moved his men on to Okolona.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureLandmarksNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is February 21, 1864.
 
Location. 33° 45.181′ N, 88° 41.046′ W. Marker is near Prairie, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate Mississippi Route 45 and Lenoir Loop, on the right when traveling south on State Route 45Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie MS 39756, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gulf Ordnance Plant (approx. 3.3 miles
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away); Payne Field Site (approx. 7˝ miles away); Palo Alto (approx. 8.2 miles away); Reuben Davis (approx. 8.9 miles away); Judge Eugene O. Sykes (approx. 9.1 miles away); Brigadier General John Gregg (approx. 9.1 miles away); Aberdeen (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dr. W. A. Evans (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places form. (.pdf). (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on George E. Waring Jr. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The Lenoir Plantation house. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of MDAH, February 5, 1992
2. The Lenoir Plantation house.
View of marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 Alt. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 Alt.
Intersection of Lenoir Loop and U.S. 45A image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
4. Intersection of Lenoir Loop and U.S. 45A
George E. Waring, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress, ca. 1883
5. George E. Waring, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 2,827 times since then and 308 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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