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

Wayne and Minnie Cox Park

 
 
Wayne and Minnie Cox Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
1. Wayne and Minnie Cox Park Marker
Inscription.  On this site was the home of Wayne and Minnie Cox. In 1888, Wayne Cox was elected alderman, the first African American to hold that post in Indianola. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891, Minnie Cox is the nation's first known African American postmaster. Both were also successful entrepreneurs.
 
Erected 2003 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansGovernment & PoliticsIndustry & CommerceWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #23 Benjamin Harrison, and the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series lists.
 
Location. 33° 27.393′ N, 90° 39.119′ W. Marker is in Indianola, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is on Faisonia Avenue 0.1 miles south of U.S. 82, on the left when traveling south. Located deep to the back of the park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 348 Faisonia Avenue, Indianola MS 38751, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this
Wayne and Minnie Cox Park image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Wayne and Minnie Cox Park
marker, measured as the crow flies. Albert King (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fannie Lou Hamer (approx. 0.4 miles away); Riley B. King (approx. 0.4 miles away); Church Street (approx. half a mile away); Club Ebony (approx. 0.7 miles away); Irene Magruder (approx. 0.7 miles away); Giles Penny Savers Store (approx. one mile away); Freedom School Bombing (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Indianola.
 
Also see . . .  "And speaking of which..." blog on Minnie Cox. (Submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Wide shot of marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
3. Wide shot of marker
Minnie Cox Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
4. Minnie Cox Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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