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Leakesville in Greene County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison

 
 
Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
1. Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison Marker
Inscription.  Born in Crystal Springs, Byron Patton Harrison (1881-1941) came to Leakesville and taught in the local high school from ca. 1900 until 1902, when he opened his first law practice near this area. Appointed as the town's first Marshall, Harrison went on to serve as district attorney of Mississippi's Second Judicial District in 1906, in the Mississippi House of Representatives (1911-1918) and the United States Senate (1919-1941). During his tenure in the Senate, Harrison served as president pro tempore.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationLaw Enforcement. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
 
Location. 31° 9.211′ N, 88° 33.115′ W. Marker is in Leakesville, Mississippi, in Greene County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (Mississippi Route 63) and Dietz Avenue, on the right when traveling east on Main
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Street. Located in Green's Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Main Street, Leakesville MS 39451, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Veterans of Greene County (within shouting distance of this marker); Battle of McLeod's Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Clark Cemetery (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Pat Harrison. (Submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker in Green's Park, looking west on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
2. Marker in Green's Park, looking west on Main Street.
View of marker looking at the Greene County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, August 23, 2018
3. View of marker looking at the Greene County Courthouse.
Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison (August 29, 1881 – June 22, 1941) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton
4. Byron Patton "Pat" Harrison (August 29, 1881 – June 22, 1941)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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