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

Lexington

 
 
Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Lexington Marker
Inscription.  Began in 1820s as trading post. Incorporated in 1836. County seat of Holmes County since 1834. In 1907 the first Corn Club in the United States was organized here by W.H. (Corn Club) Smith.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 6.752′ N, 90° 3.164′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is at the intersection of Court Square and Wall Street (State Route 17), on the left when traveling east on Court Square. Located at the Holmes County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Court Square, Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bishop Charles H. Mason (a few steps from this marker); Holmes County Blues Lexington (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); PFC Milton Lee Olive III (approx. 1 miles
Lexington Marker (on right) at county courthouse. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Lexington Marker (on right) at county courthouse.
away); Franklin Church (approx. 6.1 miles away); Elmore James (approx. 8.2 miles away); O.E.S. Birthplace (approx. 10 miles away); Tchula (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Lexington history. (Submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. AgricultureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Lexington Marker looking west on Court Square. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Lexington Marker looking west on Court Square.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 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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