Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brookhaven

 
 
Brookhaven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, November 15, 2014
1. Brookhaven Marker
Inscription.  Founded by Samuel Jayne in 1818, it grew rapidly as a railway terminus after 1851. Was recruiting and hospital center during Civil War. Since 1907 has led in dairy industry.
 
Erected 1949 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureRailroads & StreetcarsSettlements & 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 1818.
 
Location. 31° 34.712′ N, 90° 26.592′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cherokee Street and South Whitworth Avenue, on the right when traveling west on West Cherokee Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 104 W Cherokee St, Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookhaven Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Whitworth College (about 600 feet away); Lampton Auditorium (about 700 feet away); Horse & Mule Watering Trough
Brookhaven Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, November 15, 2014
2. Brookhaven Marker
Showing old downtown area.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 700 feet away); Temple B'nai Sholom (approx. 0.2 miles away); Little Brother Montgomery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Dr. Albert L. Lott (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
 
Also see . . .
1. Brookhaven, Mississippi. Brookhaven-Nalty-McGrath (Submitted on November 24, 2014.) 

2. Great American Stations: Brookhaven, MS. The Godbold Transportation Center, opened in 2011, is located in the city's former power plant. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. CityTownInfo.com: Brookhaven, Mississippi. The area now covered by the City of Brookhaven was originally inhabited by the Choctaw Indians. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. Flags: Brookhaven, Mississippi. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
5. Retire in Brookhaven. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
6. Mississippi; a Guide to the Magnolia State, page 453. (Submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Site of the Birth of Brookhaven in 1818 image. Click for full size.
By Matthews Ard, circa 1918
3. Site of the Birth of Brookhaven in 1818
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 404 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

Share this page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=79094

Paid Advertisement
Oct. 28, 2021