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

First Legal Liquor Store

 
 
First Legal Liquor Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
1. First Legal Liquor Store Marker
Inscription.  On August 6, 1966, the first legal liquor store in Mississippi following prohibition opened here. The "Jigger & Jug", owned by the Azar brothers, was a prototypical self-serve package liquor store. Mississippi, which had banned the manufacturing and sale of alcohol in 1907, was the last state to end prohibition.
 
Erected 2004 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Events. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is August 6, 1966.
 
Location. 33° 23.987′ N, 91° 2.148′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and South 7th Street, on the right when traveling west on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1304 US-82, Greenville MS 38703, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Coleman High School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (approx. 0.8 miles
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away); The King's Daughters Hospital (approx. 0.9 miles away); Greenville (approx. one mile away); Shelby Foote (approx. 1.1 miles away); Walker Percy (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Courthouse Arboretum (approx. 1.1 miles away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Regarding First Legal Liquor Store. The ownership/business of the former Jigger & Jug Package Store location at 1304 US-82 has changed a number of times since it moved to 1308 US-82. The old location is currently an insurance company.
 
Also see . . .  Blog article on the history of the Jigger and Jug. (Submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
New location of the Jigger & Jug, a few doors east of old location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
2. New location of the Jigger & Jug, a few doors east of old location.
View of marker towards new store location. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
3. View of marker towards new store location.
View of marker looking east on US Highway 82. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 27, 2017
4. View of marker looking east on US Highway 82.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 631 times since then and 158 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of the former Jigger & Jug store when it was at 1304 US-82. • Can you help?

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