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Wise Gap in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Wise's Gap 1816

 
 
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By Jenn Wintermantel
1. Wise's Gap 1816 Marker
Inscription.  The first community in N. Miss., begun here by John Wise in 1816, had stores, a cemetery, a camp ground, a church called "Uncle Jimmy Wise's Meetinghouse," a blacksmith shop in which future Gov. Tucker worked.
 
Erected 1976 by Monroe County Bicentennial Committee.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1816.
 
Location. 33° 53.968′ N, 88° 19.979′ W. Marker is in Wise Gap, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Tribble Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 278. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenwood Springs MS 38848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Splunge Free Will Baptist Church (approx. 5.3 miles away); Center Point Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Athens (approx. 6.6 miles away); Becker Post Office (approx. 10.1 miles away); Gilmore Sanitarium
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By Jenn Wintermantel
2. Wise's Gap 1816 Marker
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(approx. 10.1 miles away); Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865 (approx. 10.7 miles away); Amory, Mississippi: Blues from a Railroad Town (approx. 10.9 miles away); Mound Cemetery (approx. 11.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 139 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2018, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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