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

Grenada Depot

 
 
Grenada Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Grenada Depot Marker
Inscription.  The Grenada Depot was jointly constructed by the MS Central and TN MS Railroads in 1870. Two previous depots were burned during the Civil War in 1863 and 1865. The second story and sheds were added by Illinois Central in 1926.

Due to the confluence of the two railroads, Grenada was an important staging area for more than 25,000 Confederate troops being sent to various battles.
 
Erected 2017.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1870.
 
Location. 33° 46.921′ N, 89° 47.869′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is on 2nd Street north of Kershaw Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. Augustine Signaigo (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grenada County Confederate Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Grenada Blues

View from marker towards old Grenada Depot. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. View from marker towards old Grenada Depot.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Flower M.B. Church (approx. 0.7 miles away); Magic Slim (approx. 0.9 miles away); Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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