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

Charles Edward Wright

 
 
Charles Edward Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2014
1. Charles Edward Wright Marker
Inscription.  
To Commemorate the Enterprise and Initiative
of
Charles Edward Wright

Who in May 1895, 901 feet east of this spot
sank the first overflowing well in the
Mississippi Delta and gave to its people the
blessing of artesian water, this fountain
is erected by
Chakchiuma Chapter D.A.R.
in Novermber 1915.
 
Erected 1915 by the Chakchiuma Chapter D.A.R.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution series list.
 
Location. 33° 31.04′ N, 90° 11.162′ W. Marker is in Greenwood, Mississippi, in Leflore County. Marker is at the intersection of West Church Street and Dewey Street, on the left when traveling west on West Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Cotton Street, Greenwood MS 38930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery 'C' (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); First United Methodist Church
Fountain on Davis Elementary School grounds image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2014
2. Fountain on Davis Elementary School grounds
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenwood's First Artesian Well (approx. 0.2 miles away); LeFlore County Confederate Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Point LeFlore (approx. ¼ mile away); WGRM Radio Studio (approx. ¼ mile away); Greenwood (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenwood.
 
Location of fountain at Davis Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 13, 2014
3. Location of fountain at Davis Elementary School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 949 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 25, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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