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Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Houston

 
 
Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Houston Marker
Inscription.  On Natchez Trace. Named for Sam Houston, friend of Joel Pinson, donor of site. Made county seat at creation of Chickasaw Co., Feb. 9, 1836. In 1909 state's first Carnegie library built here.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPolitical Subdivisions. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is February 9, 1836.
 
Location. 33° 53.914′ N, 89° 0.018′ W. Marker is in Houston, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street and West Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling south on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 North Jackson Street, Houston MS 38851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pinson Square (about 500 feet away); Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County (about 600 feet away); Chickasaw County CSA Monument
View of Houston marker at far corner. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. View of Houston marker at far corner.
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(about 600 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 800 feet away); Light Columns (approx. Ό mile away); 1927 Schoolhouse (approx. Ό mile away); Booker "Bukka" White (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. This over 60 year old marker has been repainted within the last 4 years.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the city of Houston, Mississippi. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View south towards Chickasaw County Courthouse in background. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. View south towards Chickasaw County Courthouse in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Aug. 9, 2022