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Ridgeland in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ridgeland

 
 
Ridgeland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Ridgeland Marker
Inscription.  What is now the City of Ridgeland was first settled in 1832 when William Austin purchased land in this area near the Natchez Trace. James Yellowley bought the property in 1853. He sold it in 1896 to Gorton Nichols and Edward Treakle, who formed the Highland Colony Company and changed the name to Ridgeland. First incorporated on December 29, 1899, this city owes much of its early growth to the coming of the Illinois Central Railroad in 1865, which boosted the area's produce and farming operations.
 
Erected 2014 by the 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.
 
Location. 32° 25.726′ N, 90° 7.944′ W. Marker is in Ridgeland, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of West Jackson Street and NE Madison Drive, on the right when traveling
View from marker easterly towards business district. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. View from marker easterly towards business district.
west on West Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 West Jackson Street, Ridgeland MS 39157, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Agency Road (approx. one mile away); Choctaw Agency (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tougaloo College (approx. 2.3 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 2˝ miles away); a different marker also named Old Agency Road (approx. 3.9 miles away); Bombings in Jewish Community (approx. 4 miles away); Boyd Site (approx. 4.1 miles away); West Florida Boundary (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ridgeland.
 
Also see . . .  The timeline of Ridgeland's History (pdf). (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker of railroad tracks & water tower. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. View from marker of railroad tracks & water tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 87 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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