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Near Clinton in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cowles Mead Cemetery

 
 
Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, circa 2008
1. Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker
Inscription.  Like many of his generation, Mead came from the east seeking opportunity in the Mississippi Territory. He owned a tavern on the Old Trace near Natchez and held several political offices, including acting governor in 1806. During this time, he ordered the arrest of Aaron Burr for treason but the former Vice President was acquitted. Mead followed the growth of the state and moved to the Jackson area. He built his beautifully landscaped home, “Greenwood” on this site. Little remains today of his grand estate that burned after his death, during the Civil War, except the family cemetery along the walkway to your right.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Natchez Trace series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 32° 21.104′ N, 90° 20.373′ W. Marker is near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Natchez Trace
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Parkway (at milepost 88.1), one mile north of Interstate 20, on the right when traveling north. This marker is on one of the many pull-offs available along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National Park System. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton MS 39056, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Clinton Massacre (approx. 0.4 miles away); From the Church to the Blues: A Clinton Legacy (approx. half a mile away); Town Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Spring Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named Town Spring (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Clinton Riot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. one mile away); Olde Town Historic District (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. NatchezTraceTravel.com: Cowles Mead Cemetery. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Scenic Trace: Cowles Mead Cemetery. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. Cowles Mead. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
2. Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker
Historical stop along the Natchez Trace Parkway near Clinton, MS
Cowles Mead Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
3. Cowles Mead Cemetery
Cowles Mead Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Unknown, June 22, 1986
4. Cowles Mead Newspaper Article
"Cowles Mead, early state official, is remembered for his oratory." Article written by Carl McIntire in the Clarion-Ledger (image accessed from http://vaiden.net/mead_article3.jpg).
Cowles Mead Cemetery Directional Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
5. Cowles Mead Cemetery Directional Marker
Marker along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 723 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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