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Holly Springs in Marshall County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Osborne Bell

 
 
Osborne Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 15, 2021
1. Osborne Bell Marker
Inscription.  Elected Sheriff of Marshall County in 1979. Osborne Bell was loved by many and is remembered for his friendliness and fairness to all. His political career began in 1967, when he was elected and served three terms as County Coroner (1967-1979). The first elected Black sheriff of Marshall County, Osborne Bell lost his life on May 7, 1986 in the line of duty.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansLaw Enforcement. A significant historical date for this entry is May 7, 1986.
 
Location. 34° 46.095′ N, 89° 26.896′ W. Marker is in Holly Springs, Mississippi, in Marshall County. Marker is at the intersection of South Memphis Street and East College Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Memphis Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 E Van Dorn Ave, Holly Springs MS 38635, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hill Country Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Control Of The River (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida B. Wells-Barnett (within shouting distance of this marker); Holly Springs (within shouting distance
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of this marker); The Van Dorn Raid (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Order #11 (about 400 feet away); Van Dorn Captures Holly Springs (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Holly Springs.
 
Osborne Bell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, October 15, 2021
2. Osborne Bell Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 16, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 16, 2021, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Jun. 10, 2023