Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Mary Jane Conerly Lampton (1828- 1879), a mother, teacher, and diarist, grew up in Old Pike County, now Walthall. She married Benjamin Lampton, planter who became a successful pioneer merchant of Old Pike County and Marion County. Together they had nine children, Mary Jane was one of the first public school teachers in Old Pike County. She taught for decades in a school located in Conerly's Post Office, named for her brother, in what is now Tylertown. The first mayor of Tylertown recalled, "She had the best judgment of any woman I ever knew. Her eldest son, Walter, speaking on behalf of her five sons said, “I thought my mother was the best woman ever born. We had the auditorium erected as a small expression of our love and admiration for her."
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education.
Location. 31° 34.746′ N, 90° 26.713′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker can be reached from South Jackson Street near West Cherokee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 West Cherokee Street, Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Whitworth College (within shouting distance of this marker); Horse & Mule Watering Trough (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple B'nai Sholom (about 600 feet away); Brookhaven (about 700 feet away); Brookhaven Blues: A Tribute (about 700 feet away); Original King's Daughters Hospital (about 700 feet away); Brookhaven Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Brother Montgomery (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 13, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 13, 2018.