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

Mississippi's Old Capitol

 
 
Mississippi's Old Capitol Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 2, 2014
1. Mississippi's Old Capitol Marker
Inscription.  As the state capitol (1839-1903), this building was the site of the 1861 Secession Convention and 1868 and 1890 Constitutional Conventions. Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Jefferson Davis spoke here. After housing state offices 1917-1959, the Old Capitol was restored and opened in 1961 as the state historical museum. Damaged by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it was restored again and reopened in 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #07 Andrew Jackson, the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 32° 17.943′ N, 90° 10.807′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of South State Street (U.S. 51) and East Capitol Street, on the right when traveling north on South State Street. Touch for map
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. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South State Street, 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 (within shouting distance of this marker); GM&O Depot (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merci Train Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Eagle and Bowman Hotels (about 500 feet away); GM&O Freight Depot (about 700 feet away); Central Station (about 700 feet away); Jackson City Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Jackson Municipal Library Sit-In (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Mississippi Old Capitol Musuem image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 2, 2014
2. Mississippi Old Capitol Musuem
Front of old restored Capitol structure and current historical museum as seen from South State Street.
Old Capitol Restorations Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 2, 2014
3. Old Capitol Restorations Plaque
Old State Capitol Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cleo Robertson, January 2, 2014
4. Old State Capitol Building Marker
Commemorating the restoration completed in 1960
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 714 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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