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Near Lorman in Jefferson County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Lorman

 
 
Lorman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
1. Lorman Marker
Inscription.  The town of Lorman was first settled in the early 1800s and known by a variety of names, including Lee, Lick, and Hays. In 1884, the town was formally platted when the Louisiana, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad purchased land from Mrs. Charlotte Hays. As a result, the town became know as Hays City. As there was already a postal stop by that name, however, the town was renamed Lorman in 1899, for the Hays's daughter, Mary Lorman Hays. Lorman is the home of Alcorn State University.
 
Erected 2015 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 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists.
 
Location. 31° 49.241′ N, 91° 3.019′ W. Marker is near Lorman, Mississippi, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 61 and Rodney Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 61. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18801 US-61, Lorman MS 39096, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Lorman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 2, 2017
2. Lorman Marker
8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coleman's Crossroads (approx. 1.1 miles away); Civil War Skirmish (approx. 1.1 miles away); Red Lick (approx. 3.1 miles away); Alcorn Agricultural And Mechanical College (approx. 6˝ miles away); Oakland Memorial Chapel (approx. 6˝ miles away); The Original Campus (approx. 6˝ miles away); Oakland College (approx. 6˝ miles away); Alcorn State University (1871) (approx. 6˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorman.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 18, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 17, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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