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Kossuth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Kossuth

 
 
Kossuth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
1. Kossuth Marker
Inscription.  Settled in 1840 as New Hope. Name changed to Kossuth in 1853 to honor Hungarian patriot Louis Kossuth. Home of Col. M.P. Lowery, found of Blue Mountain College. A skirmish occurred here during the Civil War. Alcorn Agricultural High School was established here in 1908; became Kossuth High School in 1960.
 
Erected 1996 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 34° 52.357′ N, 88° 38.523′ W. Marker is in Kossuth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (State Highway 2) and College Street (County Highway 512), on the right when traveling east on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinth MS 38834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andrew Boyd Dilworth (approx. 4.3 miles away); New Hope Presbyterian Church
Kossuth Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, August 23, 2020
2. Kossuth Marker
(approx. 5 miles away); Battle of Corinth Battery F (approx. 7.3 miles away); Retreat From Battery F (approx. 7.3 miles away); Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 7.8 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Corinth - 1862 (approx. 7.8 miles away); Brigadier-General Joseph Lewis Hogg (approx. 7.8 miles away); Texas Memorial (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lajos Kossuth. Wikipedia (Submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
Louis (Lajos) Kossuth 1847 image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse
3. Louis (Lajos) Kossuth 1847
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 29, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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