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

Lexington

 
 
Lexington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. Bishop Charles H. Mason (a few steps from this marker); Holmes County (within shouting distance of this marker); Holmes County Confederate Monument
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Hazel Brannon Smith (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holmes County Blues Lexington (about 500 feet away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Arenia Conelia Mallory (approx. 0.9 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.)
 
Lexington Marker (on right) at county courthouse. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Lexington Marker (on right) at county courthouse.
Lexington Marker looking west on Court Square. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Lexington Marker looking west on Court Square.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 10, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Dec. 2, 2023