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

Verona

 
 
Verona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
1. Verona Marker
Inscription.  Established during construction of the M&O Railroad and named for Verona, Italy, the town was chartered in 1860. During the Civil War, Verona was a Confederate supply depot and training camp. On December 25, 1864, Verona was raided by Union Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's cavalry. In 1876, the first bank in Lee County (later know as BancorpSouth) was chartered here. Peoples Bank and the Bank of Mississippi also have roots in Verona. Elvis Presley's parents were married here in 193.
 
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 11.63′ N, 88° 43.041′ W. Marker is in Verona, Mississippi, in Lee County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Johnson Avenue, on the right when traveling east on East Main Street. Marker is located in Billy Fred Wheeler Railroad Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 171 E Main St, Tupelo MS 38801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
Verona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 22, 2020
2. Verona Marker
of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Ackia (approx. 3.8 miles away); The Battle of King's Creek / The Campaign to Take Vicksburg (approx. 4.1 miles away); Battle of Tupelo (approx. 4.4 miles away); Sit-Ins Led to Civil Rights Act of 1964 / F.W. Woolworth (approx. 4.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Tupelo (approx. 4.4 miles away); In Commemoration of Hernando De Soto (approx. 4.4 miles away); John E. Rankin (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Iron Furnace / Front Street (approx. 4.4 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Welcome to Verona Mississippi. (Submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
Gen. Benjamin Grierson, U.S.A. image. Click for full size.
3. Gen. Benjamin Grierson, U.S.A.
Vernon and Gladys Presley image. Click for full size.
4. Vernon and Gladys Presley
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 28, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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