“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

The Eagle and Bowman Hotels

The Eagle and Bowman Hotels Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Jeff Lovorn, November 13, 2011
1. The Eagle and Bowman Hotels Marker
Inscription.  Two of Jackson’s historic hotels once stood at this site. The Eagle Hotel, originally a tavern, was built in 1823. Andrew Jackson was a guest here in 1840. Alexander McClung, editor and Mexican War hero, committed suicide at the hotel in 1855. The Eagle was torn down in 1856 and replaced in 1857 by the Bowman House, a five story brick structure. The scene of frequent political and social events, the hotel also served briefly as Union headquarters on May 14, 1863. The Bowman House burned on June 9, 1863.
Erected 2004 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 2002.
Location. 32° 18.02′ N, 90° 10.772′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of North Street and East Amite Street, on the right when
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traveling south on North Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson MS 39201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Capitol (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jackson Municipal Library Sit-In (about 500 feet away); Mississippi's Old Capitol (about 500 feet away); First Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away); Merci Train Memorial (about 700 feet away); GM&O Depot (about 700 feet away); Smith Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Galloway Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 807 times since then and 87 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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