Batesville in Panola County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
In September 1857 the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad arrived here, drawing businesses and residents from nearby Panola, also known as Panola Landing, a port on the south bank of the Tallahatchie River. The new railroad hub was named for James Wesley Bates, a Methodist minister and railroad conductor.
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1857.
Location. 34° 19.033′ N, 89° 57.098′ W. Marker is in Batesville, Mississippi, in Panola County. Marker is at the intersection of College Street and Broadway Street, on the right when traveling east on College Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Batesville MS 38606, 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. St. Stephens Episcopal Church (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. King Visits Batesville (approx. 0.6 miles Bates House (approx. Ύ mile away); Batesville Mounds (approx. 2½ miles away); Sardis (approx. 8½ miles away); Chickasaw - Choctaw Line (approx. 12.7 miles away); Como (approx. 13.4 miles away); Napolian Strickland (approx. 13½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Batesville.
Also see . . . History of Batesville. City website entry (Submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 25, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.