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Near Prentiss in Jefferson Davis County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tobias Magee Estate

 
 
Tobias Magee Estate Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, May 14, 2021
1. Tobias Magee Estate Marker
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Tobias Magee, a veteran of the War of 1812, came to Mississippi ca. 1815, where he and his wife, Nancy Stevens Magee, reared their seventeen children. By 1841 Magee had purchased over eighty acres of land in this area and began to raise cotton and sugar cane, which was shipped to New Orleans from Monticello by steamboat. In 1907 the Prentiss Institute, a school for young African Americans, was established on forty acres of the former Magee property.
 
Erected 2012 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansCemeteries & Burial SitesEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
 
Location. 31° 35.532′ N, 89° 51.419′ W. Marker is near Prentiss, Mississippi, in Jefferson Davis County. Marker is on East St Stephens Road 0.1 miles east of J E Johnson Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker
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By James Hulse, May 14, 2021
2. Tobias Magee Estate Marker
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is located in the Tobias Magee Cemetery along the road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prentiss MS 39474, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bethany Church (approx. 1.7 miles away).
 
The view of the Tobias Magee Estate Marker and cemetery from the road image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, May 14, 2021
3. The view of the Tobias Magee Estate Marker and cemetery from the road
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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