Raleigh in Smith County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Built ca. 1845, the hotel once located on this site was among the first public buildings in Raleigh. During the Civil War, it was used as headquarters for Col. Robert Lowry, future governor of Mississippi. Political figures, including Jefferson Davis, and Govs. Lowry, McLaurin, and Bilbo, made frequent campaign stops here.
Erected 1999 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
Location. 32° 2.006′ N, 89° 31.351′ W. Marker is in Raleigh, Mississippi, in Smith County. Marker is at the intersection of Sylvarena Avenue and Main Street (State Highway 35), on the right when traveling east on Sylvarena Avenue. The marker is located just off Main Street at Sylvarena Avenue near the courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Sylvarena Avenue, Raleigh MS 39153, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within Smith County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Center Ridge School (approx. 6.7 miles away); John Crowe Ransom (approx. 14˝ miles away).
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 39 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2021, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.