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Durant in Holmes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Durant

 
 
Durant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Durant Marker
Inscription.  Founded, 1858. Named for Louis Durant, a nearby Choctaw chief. Lockhart's Store, 4 mi. W., was first Holmes County post office, dating from 1849. Town later merged with Durant.
 
Erected by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 5.246′ N, 89° 50.97′ W. Marker is in Durant, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is on North Jackson Street (U.S. 51), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16280 North Jackson Street, Durant MS 39063, 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. Castalian Springs (approx. mile away); New Hope Lutheran Church (approx. 6.3 miles away); Franklin Church (approx. 9 miles away); O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 11.3 miles away); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 11.9 miles away); Holmes County Blues Lexington
View of marker looking south into town. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. View of marker looking south into town.
(approx. 11.9 miles away); Lexington (approx. 11.9 miles away); Bishop Charles H. Mason (approx. 11.9 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  City of Durant website history. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Durant Marker looking north on US-51. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Durant Marker looking north on US-51.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 33 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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