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

Tippah County

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Tippah County Marker
Inscription.  Originally Chickasaw territory, Tippah County was formed on March 1, 1836. On May 9, 1837, Ripley was named the county seat. The original log courthouse was replaced in 1838 by a brick structure, which was burned by Union troops in 1864. A new courthouse was built in 1870 and renovated in 1928.
 
Erected 1998 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Political Subdivisions. A significant historical date for this entry is March 1, 1836.
 
Location. 34° 43.834′ N, 88° 56.933′ W. Marker is in Ripley, Mississippi, in Tippah County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on North Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ripley MS 38663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tippah County Confederate Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); William Clark Falkner (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Macedonia Baptist Church (approx. 6 miles away); Blue Mountain College (approx.
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Tippah County Marker
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6 miles away); Dr. Jessie Mauney (approx. 6.1 miles away); Antioch (approx. 6.1 miles away); Carpenters for Christmas (approx. 6.1 miles away); Southern Literary Festival (approx. 6.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ripley.
 
Also see . . .  Tippah County, Mississippi. Wikipedia (Submitted on April 23, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 23, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 23, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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