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Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Corinth

 
 
Corinth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
1. Corinth Marker
Inscription.  Began 1854 as Cross City. Proximity to Tennessee River and the railroads made it of great strategic value during Civil War. Battle of Corinth fought here, Oct. 3-4, 1862.
 
Erected 1949 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
 
Location. 34° 56.04′ N, 88° 31.261′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on N Fillmore Street, on the left when traveling north. The marker is located in downtown Corinth on N. Fillmore Street between Cruise Street and Wick Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinth MS 38834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of the Corinth House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old Tishomingo Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); 1942 American LaFrance Fire Engine (within shouting distance of this marker); View Toward Batteries Robinett and Williams
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(within shouting distance of this marker); "A beehive of activity..." (within shouting distance of this marker); Trailhead Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Decision at the Crossroads (about 300 feet away); The Big Guns (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Corinth Historic Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 1, 2009
2. Corinth Historic Marker
The marker and the area around it have been renovated since 2003.
Corinth Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
3. Corinth Marker
Corinth, Mississippi image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 29, 2003
4. Corinth, Mississippi
The crossing of the Mobile & Ohio and Memphis & Charleston Railroads made Corinth, Miss. an ideal location for the Confederate base.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,362 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 22, 2010, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   3. submitted on September 24, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.   4. submitted on August 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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