Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Growing and Changing
— Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
A Different Point of View
Vicksburg was pretty bare in the early days. The original townspeople cleared the land and used the trees to construct buildings and open space for farming. When Vicksburg was under siege by the Union Army, the soldiers could see all through the city and across the hills.
Despite the Courthouse's beauty and history, Warren County needed a larger facility. Known as the "New Courthouse", this Art Deco building was built in 1940 under the Public Works Administration created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Public Works Administration provided employment for 8.5 million "depression era" Americans between 1935 and 1943.
Top right: Part of the Battlefield near the Union Line looking toward Vicksburg (1900)
Middle: This panoramic view of Vicksburg, taken 37 years after the Siege of Vicksburg (1900), shows how the terrain was still open. The photographer was over 2 miles away looking across the National Military Park toward this area. In the background you can see the Old Court House copula and
Bottom left: Behind the Union Line the Willis House, used by General Sherman as a hospital during the siege, sits on open land (1900).
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 13.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Art Deco, and the Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1940.
Location. 32° 21.147′ N, 90° 52.677′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Cherry Street and Jackson Street, on the right when traveling north on Cherry Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1009 Cherry 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. If Walls Could Talk (here, next to this marker); Mississippi Dental Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Works Agency (within shouting distance of this marker); Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Hard Times Square (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Natchez District (about 300 feet away); South Central BellRemarkable Orator (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.