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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Headquarters

Mississippi River Commission/Mississippi Valley Division

 
 
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, December 26, 2022
1. U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  
The mission of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the Mississippi Valley is accomplished by two complementary programs. The Mississippi River Commission (MRC) is responsible for evaluating projects that impact the Mississippi River from Canada to the Gulf, as well as the comprehensive Mississippi River and Tributaries flood control and navigation project. The Mississippi Valley Division (MVD) conducts and implements the Corps' water resources development and environmental programs within Division boundaries. The operations directed by the MRC and MVD are performed by district offices in St. Paul, Minn.; Rock Island, III.; St. Louis, Mo.; Memphis, Tenn.; Vicksburg, Miss.; and New Orleans, La.

MISSISSIPPI RIVER COMMISSION BUILDING

The building, completed in 1894 and expanded to its present site in 1914, is perhaps the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Mississippi. It originally served as a post office and customs house and became headquarters for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Mississippi River Commission and Mississippi Valley Division in 1944.
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 32° 20.929′ N, 90° 52.88′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Walnut Street south of Crawford Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1400 Walnut St, Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1953 Tornado Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mercantile Explosion (about 300 feet away); Missing Angels (about 300 feet away); Sky Parlor Hill (about 300 feet away); Combat Wounded Veterans (about 400 feet away); Louisiana Civil War Monument (about 400 feet away); Rose Garden (about 400 feet away); Warren County War Memorial (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cajun Scrambler, December 26, 2022
2. U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers Headquarters Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2022. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2022, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.

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