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Canton in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Priestley House

 
 
Priestley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 27, 2018
1. Priestley House Marker
Inscription.  Built as the home of Dr. James Priestley, one of Canton's early physicians and first postmaster, the Priestley House is a 19th-century Greek Revival-style home constructed ca. 1852. The house remained in the Priestley family until the early 1990s. The Priestley House was restored in 2008.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1852.
 
Location. 32° 36.682′ N, 90° 1.993′ W. Marker is in Canton, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker is at the intersection of East Fulton Street and Belview Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Fulton Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MS 39046, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Church (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Madison County Jail (about 700 feet away); Madison County Movement (approx. 0.2 miles away);
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Howcutt Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hickory Street (approx. 0.4 miles away); Harvey's Scouts Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canton.
 
Priestley House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 27, 2018
2. Priestley House Marker
Priestley House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, July 27, 2018
3. Priestley House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2018, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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