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Near Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion

 
 
The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion Marker
Inscription.  This Pavilion was constructed in 1914 as a shelter for gatherings and a venue for entertainment and public speaking; it continues to serve these purposes for the Fair as well as provide a location for selected events in the off season. Entertainment of all types has graced the stage, from nationally acclaimed musicians and variety acts to children's talent shows. Other events have included church services, art contests, crafts shows, cakewalks, and public late night sings. Every major political figure in Mississippi since 1914 has spoken here, as well as nationally prominent politicians including candidates for U.S. President. The podium has been used by advocates for political and social causes and debates between rivals for public office. Political speaking here has typically drawn large crowds and has been covered by the state and national media. The building has undergone repairs over the years, including a major renovation in 2003, but it still retains its original architectural treasures and appearance. In 2014, the Neshoba County Fair Board of Directors ordered this plaque to be placed on the Pavilion in honor of its 100 years of service
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to the Fair. It is included on the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by the Neshoba County Fair.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentGovernment & PoliticsNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1914.
 
Location. 32° 42.815′ N, 89° 12.872′ W. Marker is near Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Mississippi Route 21 and County Route 147. Located within the Neshoba County Fairgrounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 16800 Hwy 21 South, Philadelphia MS 39350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Neshoba County Fair (within shouting distance of this marker); Neshoba County Fair© (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bob Ferguson (approx. 4.8 miles away); Neshoba County Fairgrounds (approx. 4.8 miles away); Choctaw Indian Fair (approx. 4.8 miles away); Otis Rush (approx. 6.9 miles away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 7.2 miles away); Marty Stuart (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  History of the Neshoba County Fair. (Submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion and marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion and marker.
 
The Neshoba County Fair entrance gate. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. The Neshoba County Fair entrance gate.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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