Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Mound Bayou in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mound Bayou

 
 
Mound Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
1. Mound Bayou Marker
Inscription.  Former slaves Isaiah T. Montgomery and Benjamin T. Green founded Mound Bayou on July 12, 1887, as a cooperative, self-governed African American community. They purchased land from the Louisville, New Orleans, and Texas Railroad Company. Incorporated in 1898, Mound Bayou, at its height, had numerous private businesses and public institutions, including a high school and two hospitals. Education and health care were provided for residents of Mound Bayou, as well as for African Americans across the Mississippi Delta.
 
Erected 2017 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 52.805′ N, 90° 43.652′ W. Marker is in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of North Edwards Avenue (State Highway 161) and West Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Edwards Avenue. Marker is in front of one
Mound Bayou Marker looking north on Edwards Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Tim Fillmon, November 19, 2020
2. Mound Bayou Marker looking north on Edwards Avenue
of the former hospitals mentioned on the marker. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Edwards Avenue, Mound Bayou MS 38762, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taborian Hospital (here, next to this marker); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); T. R. M. Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Mound Bayou Blues (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newton (Keys) Hotel Site (about 700 feet away); AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 0.6 miles away); Delta Health Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound Bayou.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2020, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 8, 2021