Hattiesburg in Forrest County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
John L. Sullivan
Defeated Jake Kilrain for heavyweight championship in a 75 round fight on July 8, 1889, at Richburg, 3 miles southwest of this spot. This was the last official bare-knuckle bout.
Erected 1985 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Sports. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is July 8, 1889.
Location. 31° 17.631′ N, 89° 19.434′ W. Marker is in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in Forrest County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway Drive (U.S. 11) and Richburg Road, on the right when traveling south on Broadway Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hattiesburg MS 39401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bonhomie (approx. 0.9 miles away); William Carey College (approx. one mile away); The Last Bare Knuckle Prize Fight (approx. 2.2 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 2.3 miles away); "The Civil Rights Church" Hub City Lodge No 627 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Clyde Kennard (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Hub Where Buffett Met "Fingers" (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hattiesburg.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 26, 2021, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.