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Leland in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Deer Creek

 
 
Deer Creek Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Deer Creek Marker
Inscription.  The soils along this lengthy tributary of the Yazoo River are among the most fertile in the world. An agriculturally based, prehistoric Indian culture thrived along the creek as early as 1200 A. D.
 
Erected 1973 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative AmericansWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1200.
 
Location. 33° 23.991′ N, 90° 53.413′ W. Marker is in Leland, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 82 and South Deer Creek Drive East, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 S Deer Creek Dr E, Leland MS 38756, 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. Johnny Winter (approx. 0.6 miles away); Birthplace of Kermit the Frog (approx. 0.6 miles away); James “Son” Thomas (approx. 0.6 miles away); Corner of 10 and 61 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tyrone Davis (approx.
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0.7 miles away); Ruby's Nite Spot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jimmy Reed (approx. 5˝ miles away); Freedom Village (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leland.
 
View north on US-82 and Deer Creek bridge. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. View north on US-82 and Deer Creek bridge.
Marker is near the birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Marker is near the birthplace of Kermit the Frog Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 2, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 2, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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