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Baldwyn in Lee County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line

 
 
Itawamba / Tishomingo County and Lee / Prentiss County Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
1. Itawamba / Tishomingo County and Lee / Prentiss County Line Marker
Inscription.  The county line drawn in 1836 to divide Itawamba and Tishomingo Counties in Downtown Baldwyn exist today as the boundary line for Lee county and Prentiss County, established in 1870. The line also signifies “wet and dry” boundaries for alcohol consumption. Some say Baldwyn was the first town in Mississippi to adopt prohibition in 1875, and in 1966, Mississippi was the last state to repeal prohibition and allow each county to decide where the line of legality would be. In Baldwyn, the line was literally withing the buildings that housed restaurants that served alcohol, and some discourse arose when customers moved from their point of purchase in Lee County across the room to Prentiss County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions.
 
Location. 34° 30.548′ N, 88° 38.02′ W. Marker is in Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and South 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baldwyn MS 38824, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker
Itawamba / Tishomingo County and Lee / Prentiss County Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
2. Itawamba / Tishomingo County and Lee / Prentiss County Line Marker
. M. Gorden (here, next to this marker); Baldwyn Dry Goods (a few steps from this marker); People's Bank (a few steps from this marker); Lu-Ru Florist (a few steps from this marker); Kirk Hardware (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); 'Son' McGee's Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Epting's Five and Dime (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
3. Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line Marker
The county line is the concrete strip bisecting the roads from left to right.
Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
4. Itawamba/Tishomingo County and Lee/Prentiss County Line
The county line is the concrete strip bisecting the roads from left to right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.   3, 4. submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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