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

Holmes County

 
 
Holmes County Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Holmes County Marker
Inscription.  Created by an act of the legislature on 2/19/1832. Because Gov. Scott opposed the creation of the new county, a two-thirds vote of the legislature was necessary for approval. Originally, part of a vast territory known as Hinds County, which was ceded to the United States by the Choctaw Indians in the Treaty of Doaks Stand on 10/18/1820 and the Dancing Rabbit Treaty ten years later. Named for David Holmes, the last territorial governor and the first state governor of MS. Today, consists of seven municipalities: Tchula, Lexington, Pickens, Durant, West, Goodman and Cruger.
 
Erected 2001 by Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 33° 6.772′ N, 90° 3.176′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Mississippi, in Holmes County. Marker is on Court Square (Mississippi Route 12/17) south of Oak Street, on the left when traveling south. Located at the Holmes County Courthouse. Touch for map.
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Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Court Sq, Lexington MS 39095, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Holmes County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Bishop Charles H. Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Lexington (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazel Brannon Smith (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Holmes County Blues Lexington (about 600 feet away); St. Mary's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul Church of God in Christ (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. Arenia Conelia Mallory (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Holmes County Marker at Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Holmes County Marker at Courthouse
Holmes County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Holmes County Courthouse
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 134 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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