Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
In 1899, the Pearl River Lumber Company established the mill town of Pearlhaven. Pealrhaven was incorporated in 1901 with 310 residents, who elected a mayor, board of aldermen, and marshal the same year. The town included a hotel, three churches and 235 employee houses, plus a standard gauge railroad. By 1903, the population grew to more than 1,000, When the company was sold in 1905, the mill property and houses were auctioned off, and Pearlhaven was annexed into Brookhaven in 1912.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
Location. 31° 35.219′ N, 90° 26.035′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Main Street east of Weems Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this markerLittle Brother Montgomery (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Horse & Mule Watering Trough (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brookhaven (approx. 0.8 miles away); Whitworth College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lampton Auditorium (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brookhaven Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2018.