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Lucedale in George County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

"Ornamental Nursery Capital of Mississippi"

 
 
"Ornamental Nursery Capital of Mississippi" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., January 18, 2012
1. "Ornamental Nursery Capital of Mississippi" Marker
Inscription.  In 1898, E.E. Bolen established a nursery and orchard company in George County. Other wholesale nurseries were established in the early 1900s. The production of ornamental plants, trees and shrubs has since become a thriving commercial industry in the area.
 
Erected 2001 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 30° 55.533′ N, 88° 35.4′ W. Marker is in Lucedale, Mississippi, in George County. Marker is at the intersection of Oak Street and Summer Street, on the right when traveling east on Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lucedale MS 39452, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Salem Methodist Campground (approx. 13.4 miles away).
 
"Ornamental Nursery Capital of Mississippi" Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., January 18, 2012
2. "Ornamental Nursery Capital of Mississippi" Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 19, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 666 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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