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

Private John Allen

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
1. Private John Allen Marker
Inscription.  One mile northwest is the birthplace of Private John Allen (1846~1917), soldier, statesman, sage, and wit. He kept Congress laughing from 1885 to 1901.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 31.415′ N, 88° 37.984′ W. Marker is near Baldwyn, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of North 4th Street (State Highway 145) and Industrial Park Drive, on the left when traveling north on North 4th Street. Marker is located in front of the Dollar General Store. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 923 N 4th St, 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. Miss Archer's Millinery Shop (approx. one mile away); Wallace White’s Grocery (approx. one mile away); Bonnie Lee "Country" Graham (approx. one mile away); Quail Ridge Engineering (approx. one mile away);
Private John Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 26, 2020
2. Private John Allen Marker
Baldwyn Garage and Gas Station (approx. one mile away); The Opera House (approx. one mile away); Joe White's Dollar Store (approx. one mile away); 'Pig' McDonald's Barber Shop (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baldwyn.
 
Also see . . .  John Mills Allen. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Private John Allen image. Click for full size.
3. Private John Allen
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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