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

Grierson's Raid

 
 
Grierson's Raid Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Grierson's Raid Marker
Inscription.  
Here at Newton Station, on April. 24, 1863, Federals under General Benjamin H. Grierson struck the Vicksburg-Meridian rail route, tore up tracks, & burned depot.
 
Erected 1963 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list.
 
Location. 32° 19.226′ N, 89° 9.761′ W. Marker is in Newton, Mississippi, in Newton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of South Main Street and East Railroad Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 South Main Street, Newton MS 39345, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Newton County Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); McElroy-Hoye House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery
Newton Train Depot image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Newton Train Depot
Now used as Chamber of Commerce.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); Hickory (approx. 8.1 miles away); Sherman at Decatur (approx. 8.8 miles away); Medgar Evers (approx. 8.8 miles away); Lake Railroad Depot (approx. 9.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newton.
 
Also see . . .  Newton County Historical & Genealogical Society article. (Submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Depot, Caboose & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Depot, Caboose & Marker
Nearby Painted Mural of a Steam Locomotive image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. Nearby Painted Mural of a Steam Locomotive
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 507 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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