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

Grenada Fort

 
 
Grenada Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
1. Grenada Fort Marker
Inscription.  In 1862 the Confederate army built forts throughout Grenada in response to General Ulysses S. Grant's Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign to capture Vicksburg. This small fort was placed to guard the approach to Grenada from the south, along the main road leading (in 1862) to Carrollton. The TV tower hill fort is the smallest earthwork still in existence and was likely manned by a small infantry regiment. The identity of the troops who occupied this site is unknown.
 
Erected 2014 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: 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 1862.
 
Location. 33° 46.589′ N, 89° 49.216′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is on Springhill Road 0.2 miles east of Sunset Drive (State Route 8), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 893 Springhill Rd, Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured
Grenada Fort Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
2. Grenada Fort Marker
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as the crow flies. Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Magic Slim (approx. 0.7 miles away); Grenada (approx. 0.8 miles away); Belle Flower M.B. Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. one mile away); Grenada Blues (approx. 1.2 miles away); J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grenada County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Another Confederate fortification in Grenada.
 
Also see . . .  "Grant's Mississippi Central Railroad Campaign and the defense of Vicksburg". (Submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View from marker west on Springhill Rd. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 23, 2021
3. View from marker west on Springhill Rd.
 
 
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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 26, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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Jun. 23, 2021