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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

Henry Armstrong

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By Davis Darryl Hartness, November 26, 2008
1. Henry Armstrong Marker
Inscription.  Henry Armstrong, born Henry Jackson in this area in 1912, began his professional boxing career in 1931. Armstrong became the only boxer to hold world titles simultaneously in three weight divisions. He was named boxer of the year in 1937 and 1938 and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990. He appeared in three movies and wrote two books. Known as “Hurricane Hank,” Armstrong amassed a record of 151-21-9 with 101 knockouts. He retired in 1945 and died October 24, 1988.
Erected 2008 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 31.481′ N, 88° 27.314′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilkens-Wise Road and Waverly Road on Wilkens-Wise Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39705, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Road (approx. 2.4 miles away); Joshua Lawrence Meador
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(approx. 2.4 miles away); Franklin Academy (approx. 2.4 miles away); Robinson Road (approx. 2 miles away); Columbus (approx. 2 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 2 miles away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 2 miles away); First Home of Tennessee Williams (approx. 2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,309 times since then and 4 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 27, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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