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

Samuel Harding "Sam" Hairston

 
 
Samuel Harding "Sam" Hairston Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Samuel Harding "Sam" Hairston Marker
Inscription.  Sam Hairston was born on January 20, 1920, in this area. In 1944, shortly after returning from service in World War II, Hairston began his baseball career with the Birmingham Black Barons and the Indianapolis Clowns of the Negro League as an infielder and catcher. Winning the Negro Leagues Triple Crown in 1950, Hairston made his Major League debut on July 21, 1951, with the Chicago White Sox. After fifty-three years in baseball, Sam Hairston died on October 31, 1997.
 
Erected 2010 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansSports. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 20, 1920.
 
Location. 33° 19.035′ N, 88° 26.374′ W. Marker is in Plum Grove, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on West Minnie Vaughn Road east of State Route 792, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 West Minnie Vaughn Road, Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethel Presbyterian Church (approx. 5˝ miles away); Brownlee Family Cemetery - 1825 (approx. 9.3 miles away); Samuel A. Edmondson (approx. 9.3 miles away); Sally Wicks Sharp (approx. 9.4 miles away); Zacharias Wicks, Sr. (approx. 9.4 miles away); James “Jim” Wicks (approx. 9.4 miles away); Ned Wicks (approx. 9.4 miles away); Dennis Wicks, Jr. (approx. 9.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Sam Hairston. (Submitted on October 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Marker at the Plum Grove Parks & Recreation building. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. Marker at the Plum Grove Parks & Recreation building.
View south from marker at recreation area. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
3. View south from marker at recreation area.
Samuel Hairston image. Click for full size.
Courtesy MLB
4. Samuel Hairston
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 216 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 7, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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