Purvis in Lamar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Scene of destructive tornado on April 24, 1908. Forty-seven people were killed and more than 300 injured. Over half of the homes were destroyed. Property damage was great.
Erected by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 31° 8.598′ N, 89° 24.618′ W. Marker is in Purvis, Mississippi, in Lamar County. Marker is on Shelby Speights Road west of Weems Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 122 Shelby Speights Drive, Purvis MS 39475, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dixie School Log Cabin (approx. 8.2 miles away); The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight (approx. 9.7 miles away); Old West Florida (approx. 10.1 miles away); Camp Shelby (approx. 11.7 miles away); William Carey College (approx. 12.3 miles away); Hi-Hat Club Hub City Lodge No 627 (approx. 13.2 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. Located in front of Library
Credits. This page was last revised on June 6, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 6, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 63 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 6, 2018.