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Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Adam Tonquin Stovall

President

— June 6, 1921 - March 1, 1938 —

 
 
Adam Tonquin Stovall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
1. Adam Tonquin Stovall Marker
Inscription.  
To commemorate
fifty years of service
to state
and nation
this plaque is presented
with the affection
of the
employees of the
Columbus and Greenville
Railway Company
1888-1938

Dedicated March 1, 1939

 
Erected 1939.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1888.
 
Location. 33° 29.921′ N, 88° 24.034′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is on Main Street (Mississippi Route 182) just east of South 25th Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the south side of Columbus Propst Park, between 3rd Avenue North and Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2535 Main Street, Columbus MS 39701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sandfield Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 0.7 miles away); Kenneth Gatchell House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue
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(approx. one mile away); MUW Desegregation (approx. 1.1 miles away); Missionary Union Baptist Church (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mississippi State College for Women (approx. 1.2 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
 
Also see . . .
1. Adam Tonquin Stovall (Find a Grave). He was a past president of the Mississippi Bar Association and was chairman of the executive committee of the American Bar Association. He was a counselor of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad and president of the Columbus and Greenville Railroad. (Submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. The Columbus & Greenville Railway. The Columbus & Greenville Railway is an historic short line dating back to the early 20th century. On August 6, 1923 Mr. A. T. Stovall purchased the railroad and renamed it the Columbus and Greenville Railway. All scheduled passenger service ended in 1949 although special passenger trains were still run. The last “Special” was a football special from Columbus to Greenville and back in 1957. The Stovall family operated the railroad until
Adam Tonquin Stovall Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, May 12, 2015
2. Adam Tonquin Stovall Marker
(Main Street in background)
it was taken over by the Illinois Central Gulf Railroad on September 29, 1972. (Submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 11, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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Jun. 12, 2024