Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
First known Dayton's Cowpen, Waltersville is one of Warren County's oldest settlements. In 1798, a copy of "The Galley Slave,” the first printing in the Mississippi Territory, was printed in this area. Named for Sam Walters, who owned a store and saloon, Waltersville was popular with Vicksburg residents for more than a century, as the town featured a race track, baseball and gambling, with a trolley line and regular steamboat excursions. Chartered as a town on August 4, 1904, it soon declined and the charter was revoked in 1910.
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
Location. 32° 22.752′ N, 90° 52.088′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of North Washington Street (Business Highway 61) and Haining Road, on the right when traveling Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Serving with Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Steering an Ironclad - USS Cairo (approx. ¼ mile away); Paddle Wheel - USS Cairo (approx. ¼ mile away); Officers' Quarters - USS Cairo (approx. ¼ mile away); Hog Chains - USS Cairo (approx. ¼ mile away); Plenty of Firepower - Armor Plated (approx. ¼ mile away); Final Resting Place, With Dignity (approx. ¼ mile away); Wheelhouse - USS Cairo (approx. ¼ mile away).
Also see . . . The Vicksburg Post article on dedication of marker. (Submitted on October 10, 2020.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 9, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.