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

Ruleville Depot

 
 
Ruleville Depot Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
1. Ruleville Depot Marker
Inscription.  Built ca. 1930, the Ruleville Depot served as an Illinois Central Gulf RR depot until 1978. The railroad, built in 1897 by Major C. H. Pond and originally called the Yazoo Delta RR, first ran from Moorhead to Ruleville. With both passenger and freight service, the railroad contributed to the early growth of Ruleville.
 
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Railroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1930.
 
Location. 33° 43.621′ N, 90° 33.162′ W. Marker is in Ruleville, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is on North Front Street south of Church Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 211 N Front St, Ruleville MS 38771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jimmy Rogers (within shouting distance of this marker); "Greasy Street" (within shouting distance of this marker); William Chapel
Ruleville Depot and marker looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
2. Ruleville Depot and marker looking north.
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.8 miles away); Birthplace of the Blues? (approx. 3.7 miles away); Dockery Plantation (approx. 3.7 miles away); The Staple Singers (approx. 6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ruleville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Ruleville Depot. (Submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 39 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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