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De Kalb in Kemper County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Rueben Kemper

 
 
Rueben Kemper Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Rueben Kemper Marker
Inscription.  Born in 1771 in Virginia, Reuben Kemper moved to Spanish West Florida in 1800 and was active in the affairs of the Mississippi Territory. After several attempts to overthrow Spanish rule by force, Kemper's vision became reality in 1810 when the Republic of West Florida declared independence from Spain and was later annexed by the United States. Kemper also served as a colonel under Andrew Jackson at the battle of New Orleans. He died in Natchez in 1827. Kemper County was named in his honor in 1833.
 
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.043′ N, 88° 39.07′ W. Marker is in De Kalb, Mississippi, in Kemper County. Marker is on Main Avenue (Mississippi Route 39) south of Veterans Street, on the right when traveling south. At the Kemper County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 Main Avenue, De Kalb MS 39328, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as
Rueben Kemper Marker at the Kemper County Courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. Rueben Kemper Marker at the Kemper County Courthouse.
the crow flies. John C. Stennis (within shouting distance of this marker); DeKalb (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chapel Hill Church and Spring (approx. 9.4 miles away); Electric Mills (approx. 10.9 miles away); Summerville Institute (approx. 12.6 miles away); Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek (approx. 12.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Rueben Kemper. (Submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 48 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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