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

Morgantown

 
 
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Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 22, 2022
1. Morgantown Marker
Inscription.  
Once known as Beardsville and Claude, Morgantown was settled ca. 1815 by Francis and William Lenoir, George Nixon, Robert Baylor, and Robert McGowan. The name was suggested by Lizzie Morgan as early as 1909. In 1884. C.N. Beard opened a school and Jim Morgan added a store in 1896 and a post office in 1904. Long connected with Pentecostalism, the town once had a depot, jail, mayor, and doctor.
Sculptor Norman Boyles, Gen. Thomas Lenoir, legislator Kelly Hammond, theologian Leo Eddleman, and musician Jimmy Easterling are natives.

Lower Plaque
Sponsored by Louis F. Morgan in memory of Feldon "Bud” Morgan.
 
Erected 2021 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1815.
 
Location. 31° 18.746′ N, 89° 55.133′ W. Marker is in Morgantown, Mississippi, in Marion County. Marker is on State Highway 44/587 near Circle Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxworth MS 39483, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured
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as the crow flies. Sylvester Magee (approx. 6.3 miles away); 720 Main Street (approx. 6.4 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 6˝ miles away); Temporary State Capital (approx. 6˝ miles away); Marion County War Memorial (approx. 6˝ miles away); Hanging of Will Purvis (approx. 6˝ miles away); Ford House (approx. 6.6 miles away); Lampton-Thompson-Bourne House (approx. 6.6 miles away).
 
Morgantown Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, September 22, 2022
2. Morgantown Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 107 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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