“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Washington in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)


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July 7, 2017
1. Washington Marker
Territorial capital 1802-17. Statehood constitutional convention held here in 1817. Legislature met here until 1820. During its great days, it was known as the "Versailles" of the territory.
Erected 1969 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 31° 34.765′ N, 91° 18.032′ W. Marker is in Washington, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is on Jefferson College Street north of U.S. 61, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington MS 39190, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. John W. Monette (a few steps from this marker); Andrew Jackson at Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Jefferson Military College (within shouting distance of this marker); The President's House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Washington Campground (about 700 feet away); Site of Assembly Hall (about 700 feet away); Clear Creek Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Elizabeth Female Academy (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
Washington Marker image. Click for full size.
July 7, 2017
2. Washington Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2017, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2017.

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