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Perkinston in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Perkins

 
 
John Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. John Perkins Marker
Inscription.  In 1860, John Perkins, his wife, and their two daughters lived in a square~timber cabin located on a hill one~tenth of a mile to the northeast. By the mid~1890s a small community formed here, with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad depot and post office both bearing the name Perkinston, short for "Perkins Town", after the early settler. Perkins died on November 21, 1901, after being struck by a G&SI R.R. locomotive.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 21, 1901.
 
Location. 30° 47.183′ N, 89° 8.249′ W. Marker is in Perkinston, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Perkinston-Silver Run Road (Main Street), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 49. Marker is located in front of Perkinston Post Office. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Main Street, Perkinston MS 39573, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8
John Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. John Perkins Marker
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other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 4˝ miles away); Stone County Courthouse (approx. 4.9 miles away); Stone County War Memorial (approx. 4.9 miles away); Gulf & Ship Island Railroad (approx. 4.9 miles away); City of Wiggins (approx. 5.1 miles away); Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Depot (approx. 5.2 miles away); McHenry (approx. 5.4 miles away); Lt. Col. John Bond (approx. 5˝ miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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