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Taylorsville in Smith County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Crowe Ransom

 
 
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By Robert M. Cook, Jr., September 4, 2012
1. John Crowe Ransom Marker
Inscription.  A noted poet, editor, and educator, John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) was one of a group of southern agrarian poets known as the Fugitives. Ransom's first teaching position, at age 17, was at Taylorsville High School (1905-1906). He later became a distinguished professor at Vanderbilt University and at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
 
Erected 2001 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducation. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 31° 50.2′ N, 89° 26.133′ W. Marker is in Taylorsville, Mississippi, in Smith County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Taylorsville MS 39168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 16 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Watkins Museum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Center Ridge School (approx. 7.9 miles away); Big Creek Church
John Crowe Ransom Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., September 4, 2012
2. John Crowe Ransom Marker
(approx. 13.2 miles away); Three Chopped Way (approx. 15 miles away); Assassination of F.M.B. "Marsh" Cook (approx. 15 miles away); Covington County War Memorial (approx. 15.1 miles away); PFC Mack A. Jordan (approx. 15.1 miles away); Covington County Courthouse (approx. 15.1 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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