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Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Clinton Riot

 
 
The Clinton Riot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. The Clinton Riot Marker
Inscription.  On September 4, 1875, Charles Caldwell, a former slave and Republican state senator, organized a political rally at “Moses Hill." Firing erupted during the rally, attended by more than 1,500 blacks and about 75 whites, including some white Democrats. During the ensuing melee, at least four whites and five blacks were killed but in the next few days many more blacks were killed by vigilante mobs from nearby towns. The violence served as a pretext for the return of white rule and the end of Reconstruction in Mississippi.
 
Erected 2017 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCivil RightsGovernment & Politics. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 20.575′ N, 90° 19.841′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Belmont
The Clinton Riot Marker near old works and railroad tracks. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. The Clinton Riot Marker near old works and railroad tracks.
Street and Vernon Road. Located behind some former Jackson Milling Company buildings, near the railroad tracks. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Belmont Street, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hillman College (approx. ¼ mile away); Dr. Walter Hillman (approx. ¼ mile away); Tanglewood (approx. ¼ mile away); Clinton (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mississippi College (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Love is Immortal” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Benjamin Whitfield (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
More about this marker. Marker is located in an unusual out-of-the-way location. This marker is located about 1000 feet directly north of the location of the assassination of Charles Caldwell. See related marker.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Genealogy article on the Clinton Riot. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker towards Belmont Street and the Johnson Milling Company. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. View from marker towards Belmont Street and the Johnson Milling Company.
The Johnson Milling Company is a tack, feed and seed store with a small engine shop and is open to the public and has been in business since 1917.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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