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West Point in Clay County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

West Point

 
 
West Point Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, November 22, 2011
1. West Point Marker
Inscription.  County seat of Clay (formerly Colfax ) County. Chartered November 20, 1858, one year after the arrival of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.
 
Erected 1975 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPolitical SubdivisionsRailroads & Streetcars. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is November 20, 1839.
 
Location. 33° 36.298′ N, 88° 38.862′ W. Marker is in West Point, Mississippi, in Clay County. Marker is at the intersection of Commerce Street and East Broad Street, on the left when traveling south on Commerce Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 Commerce Street, West Point MS 39773, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Howlin' Wolf (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Clay County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); Waverley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Mary Holmes College
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(approx. 1.2 miles away); Chickasaw Burial Ground (approx. 2.4 miles away); Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound (approx. 2.4 miles away); Indian Camp Ground (approx. 2.4 miles away); Payne Field Site (approx. 3.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
 
View from West Point Marker of intersection of Front and Main Streets. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View from West Point Marker of intersection of Front and Main Streets.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 9, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 635 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 9, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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