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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Catfish Row

 

— Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

 
Catfish Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Catfish Row Marker
Inscription.  Not a clean place Catfish Row was Vicksburg's commerce hub where horse-drawn wagons connected with steamboats and trains. Not particularly a clean place, it was busy with laborers, lined with saloons, and thriving with underground activities. If you were looking for "work" or "trouble" this was a good place to start.

"The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg!"
David Cohn God Shakes Creation (1935)
 
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 30.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail series list.
 
Location. 32° 21.074′ N, 90° 53.009′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Levee Street north of Clay Street, on the right when traveling
Catfish Row Marker at Catfish Row Art Park (minor construction ongoing). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. Catfish Row Marker at Catfish Row Art Park (minor construction ongoing).
north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Levee Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vicksburg Waterfront Circa 1907 (within shouting distance of this marker); Teddy Roosevelt Bear Hunt (within shouting distance of this marker); Firing on the A.O. Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Crossing the Mississippi (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Blues are the Roots, the Rest are the Fruits"-Willie Dixon (within shouting distance of this marker); The Vicksburg & Queen of the West (within shouting distance of this marker); Dedication of the Illinois Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Marker located the Art Park at Catfish Row. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. Marker located the Art Park at Catfish Row.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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