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Shelby in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Shelby Depot

 
 
The Shelby Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. The Shelby Depot Marker
Inscription.  This site witnessed the opening by rail in 1884 of Miss.'s last frontier, the Delta. The depot, built ca. 1901 by the Yazoo & Miss. Valley R.R., became a public library in 1977 and Miss. Landmark in 1988.
 
Erected 1989 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 33° 57.049′ N, 90° 46.088′ W. Marker is in Shelby, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of South Broadway Street and West 2nd Avenue (State Highway 32), on the left when traveling north on South Broadway Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Shelby MS 38774, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Henry Townsend (within shouting distance of this marker); Decker-Malatesta Post 0113 (within shouting distance of this marker); AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 5.2 miles away); Delta Health Center
The Shelby Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. The Shelby Depot Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 5.2 miles away); T. R. M. Howard (approx. 5.4 miles away); Friendship Clinic (approx. 5.4 miles away); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelby.
 
The Shelby Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
3. The Shelby Depot Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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Feb. 25, 2021