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Itta Bena in Leflore County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Itta Bena

("Home in the Woods")

 
 
Itta Bena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Itta Bena Marker
Inscription.  Plantation home site (from which town was named) of Brig. Gen. Benj. G. Humphreys, C.S.A. Elected governor of Mississippi, Oct., 1865. Forcibly removed by Carpetbag regime, June, 1868.
 
Erected 1962 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1865.
 
Location. 33° 29.708′ N, 90° 19.187′ W. Marker is in Itta Bena, Mississippi, in Leflore County. Marker is at the intersection of Schley Street (State Highway 7) and Humphreys Street, on the left when traveling south on Schley Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Humphreys Street, Itta Bena MS 38941, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The "Caboose" (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); "March Against Fear" (approx. half a mile away); In Memory of the Brave Marines and Navy Corpsman
Itta Bena Marker & Town Name in bushes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Itta Bena Marker & Town Name in bushes.
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(approx. 1.4 miles away); B.B. King Birthplace (approx. 5 miles away); Fort Pemberton Park (approx. 5˝ miles away); Guitar Slim (approx. 6˝ miles away); Hubert Sumlin (approx. 6.8 miles away); Confederate Memorial Plot (approx. 7˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Itta Bena.
 
Also see . . .
1. Official website of Itta Bena. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedian entry on Benjamin Humphreys. (Submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Wide shot of Itta Bena Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Wide shot of Itta Bena Marker
Itta Bena Marker image. Click for full size.
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4. Itta Bena Marker
General and Governor of Mississippi
Welcome to Itta Bena image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
5. Welcome to Itta Bena
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 341 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 16, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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