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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Little Italy"

(La Piccolo Italia)

 
 
"Little Italy' Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. "Little Italy' Marker
Inscription.  By 1920 this southern section of the city of Greenville was known as "Little Italy" by the Italian-speaking immigrants who settled in the Miss. Delta. These immigrants endured social as well as physical hardships in achieving the "American Dream." This marker is dedicated to their spirit of pride and celebrates their legacy.
 
Erected 1996 by the 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 1920.
 
Location. 33° 22.731′ N, 91° 3.449′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is on Italian Club Road west of South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 117 Italian Club Road, Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holt Collier (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Chinese Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); To John A. Fox (approx. 0.7 miles away);
View of Little Italy club and the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. View of Little Italy club and the marker.
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Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mississippi (approx. 0.7 miles away); Greenville Cypress Preserve (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gamwyn Park (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
View from marker east on Italian Club Road towards Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
3. View from marker east on Italian Club Road towards Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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