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

Duncan

 
 
Duncan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
1. Duncan Marker
Inscription.  First settled in early 1850's by Col. James Brown. Named for an early settler, Robert Duncan, and incorporated in 1890. Andrew Jackson Donelson, nephew of Pres. Jackson, owned a plantation near here.
 
Erected 1976 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 2.683′ N, 90° 44.713′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street (State Highway 444) and East Park North (Old State Highway 61), on the right when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan MS 38740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Blues Legends of Duncan (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Coe (approx. 3.4 miles away); Alligator Blues (approx. 3˝ miles away); Henry Townsend
Duncan Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 25, 2020
2. Duncan Marker
(approx. 6.6 miles away); The Shelby Depot (approx. 6.6 miles away); Decker-Malatesta Post 0113 (approx. 6.7 miles away); T. R. M. Howard (approx. 11.4 miles away); Friendship Clinic (approx. 11.4 miles away).
 
 
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 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. 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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