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Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Needmore Community

 
 
Needmore Community Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Needmore Community Marker
Inscription.  The Needmore Community, one of Starkville's earliest African American neighborhoods, was first settled in the late 1800s with the construction of the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Having a number of homes, churches and businesses, Needmore was once a thriving residential and business community. Encompassing Cherry, Demorest, Fellowship, Gillespie, Hancock, Jarnigan, Russell. Spring, Muldrow, and Vine Streets, this community was annexed by the city of Starkville in 1872.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 27.408′ N, 88° 48.382′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is on Spring Street north of Spruill Place, on the right when traveling north. Located at George Evans Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Spring Street, Starkville MS 39759, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oktibbeha County Blues (approx. 0.2 miles away); Nash Street Historic District
Needmore Community Marker looking north on Spring Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. Needmore Community Marker looking north on Spring Street.
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Borden Milk Plant (approx. half a mile away); Overstreet School District (approx. half a mile away); First Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Starkville (approx. 0.7 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
 
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The view south towards Highway 12. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
3. The view south towards Highway 12.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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