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Myrtle in Union County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Myrtle

 
 
Myrtle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
1. Myrtle Marker
Inscription.  Established as Candy Hill in 1857, the town's name was changed after the Civil War when it applied for a postal stop. The town moved in 1886 when the construction of the Kansas City, Memphis, and Birmingham Railroad bypassed the original settlement by two miles.
 
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. 34° 33.511′ N, 89° 6.932′ W. Marker is in Myrtle, Mississippi, in Union County. Marker is on Church Street 0.2 miles east of Springdale Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1031 Church Street, Myrtle MS 38650, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stratford Company (approx. 5 miles away); Glenfield Baptist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away); New Albany, Mississippi
Located near the Myrtle Walking Track, part of C.J. Myers Memorial Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
2. Located near the Myrtle Walking Track, part of C.J. Myers Memorial Park.
The railroad tracks run south of, and along, this park.
(approx. 7.4 miles away); Mosley and Johnson (approx. 7.7 miles away); Union County, Mississippi (approx. 7.7 miles away); William Faulkner (approx. 7.7 miles away); Elder Roma Wilson & Rev. Leon Pinson (approx. 8.2 miles away); Ishtehotopah (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
The Myrtle Post Office, about 4 blocks away. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 11, 2018
3. The Myrtle Post Office, about 4 blocks away.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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