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Buckatunna in Wayne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Buckatunna

 
 
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By Robert M. Cook, Jr., July 17, 2012
1. Buckatunna Marker
Inscription.  One of the oldest Piney Woods settlements. Many of Scotch-Irish pioneers held Georgia grants. Nearby RR bridge over Buckatunna Creek was scene of famous holdup in eighties by Burrows gang.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 31° 32.386′ N, 88° 31.63′ W. Marker is in Buckatunna, Mississippi, in Wayne County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 45 and Sullivan Drive, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 45. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Buckatunna MS 39322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Major General Ira Platt Swift (approx. 2.8 miles away); General James Patton (approx. 6˝ miles away); Winchester (approx. 6.9 miles away); Wayne County Agricultural High School (approx. 10.4 miles
Buckatunna Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., July 17, 2012
2. Buckatunna Marker
away); Jesse Rodgers (approx. 10˝ miles away); Dyess Bridge (approx. 10.7 miles away); First United Methodist Church (approx. 11.6 miles away); Philadelphus Church (approx. 11.6 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2012, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 435 times since then and 16 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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