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Como in Panola County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Como

 
 
Como Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Como Marker
Inscription.  Named for Lake Como, Italy. First settled in 1832 by George Tait. Moved in 1857 to Tait property near railroad. Called Como Depot until 1906. Birthplace of Stark Young, famous author.
 
Erected 1952 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 34° 30.632′ N, 89° 56.438′ W. Marker is in Como, Mississippi, in Panola County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street (Mississippi Route 310) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Oak Street, Como MS 38619, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stark Young (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Stark Young (about 300 feet away); Napolian Strickland (about 700 feet away); Mississippi Fred McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Otha Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sardis (approx. 5.2 miles away); Walton Chapel Vocational High School (approx. 5.7 miles away); Jessie Mae Hemphill (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Como.
 
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 Wikipedia article on Como. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Como water tower and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Como water tower and marker.
Beginning of the historic district of Como. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Beginning of the historic district of Como.
View from marker, east on Oak Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. View from marker, east on Oak Street.
A portion of downtown Como. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
5. A portion of downtown Como.
Stark Young (October 11, 1881 – January 6, 1963) image. Click for full size.
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6. Stark Young (October 11, 1881 – January 6, 1963)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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