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Ashland in Benton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Benton County Courthouse

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Benton County Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Benton County was established in 1870 and was formed from portions of Tippah and Marshall counties. Lewis J. McDonald donated land for Ashland, which was incorporated in 1871 and named the county seat. The Benton County Courthouse was designed by George Wilson Patrick and completed in 1873. In 2018, the courthouse building became the home of the Benton County Historical and Genealogical Society.
 
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 34° 49.975′ N, 89° 10.555′ W. Marker is in Ashland, Mississippi, in Benton County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Ripley Avenue (State Highway 370), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ashland MS 38603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Benton County Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Nathan Bedford Forrest (a few steps from this marker); Willie Mitchell (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis Mill
Benton County Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Benton County Courthouse Marker
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(approx. 11.1 miles away); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (approx. 11.2 miles away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 11.8 miles away); Blue Mountain College (approx. 13.9 miles away); Southern Literary Festival (approx. 14 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ashland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 19, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 19, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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