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Ripley in Tippah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

William Clark Falkner

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. William Clark Falkner Marker
Inscription.  Col. William Falkner (1825~1889) moved to Ripley in 1842. A lawyer, soldier, and president of the Ripley Railroad Co., Falkner wrote several books, including The White Rose of Memphis. He is believed to have been the inspiration for his great~grandson William Faulkner's novel Sartoris. The Falkner house stood here from 1865 to 1937.
 
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 34° 43.907′ N, 88° 56.951′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Mississippi, in Tippah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Mulberry Street, on the left when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 North Main Street, Ripley MS 38663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tippah County Confederate Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tippah County
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. William Clark Falkner Marker
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(about 500 feet away); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Blue Mountain College (approx. 6 miles away); Dr. Jessie Mauney (approx. 6.1 miles away); Southern Literary Festival (approx. 6.1 miles away); Antioch (approx. 6.1 miles away); Carpenters for Christmas (approx. 6.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
Also see . . .  William Clark Falkner. (Submitted on April 22, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
William Clark Falkner Painting image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. William Clark Falkner Painting
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 22, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 22, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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