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Tupelo in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto

 
 
In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
1. In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto Marker
Inscription.  
In Commemoration of
Hernando De Soto
and his men who spent the winter of
1540 — 1541
in North East Mississippi prior to his
discovery of the Mississippi River

 
Erected 1923 by the Colonial Dames of America in Mississippi.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1540.
 
Location. 34° 15.437′ N, 88° 42.515′ W. Marker is in Tupelo, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and South Church Street, on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 Main Street, Tupelo MS 38804, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John E. Rankin (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tupelo Baptist Church / Kind Treatment for the Wounded (about 700 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (USA)
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(about 800 feet away); The Lyric Theater (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lyric Theatre (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lee County Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Younger Cabin / Confederate Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tupelo Confederate Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tupelo.
 
Hernando De Soto plaque & stone in front of bank. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
2. Hernando De Soto plaque & stone in front of bank.
Looking East on Main Street towards the Hernando De Soto plaque. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. Looking East on Main Street towards the Hernando De Soto plaque.
Hernando de Soto (c. 1495 – May 21, 1542) image. Click for full size.
4. Hernando de Soto (c. 1495 – May 21, 1542)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 446 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 14, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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