“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Columbus in Lowndes County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)

William Barksdale

William Barksdale Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 18, 2007
1. William Barksdale Marker
Inscription.  Eminent lawyer and editor. U.S. Congressman, 1852-1861. Miss. Quartermaster-General, 1861. Commanding General of famous Mississippi Brigade. Killed at Gettysburg. Here is site of plantation home.
Erected 1973 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
Location. 33° 29.583′ N, 88° 20.561′ W. Marker is near Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Avenue (Mississippi Route 182) and Phillips Hill Road on North 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rural Hill School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Adam Tonquin Stovall (approx. 3.4 miles away); Sandfield Cemetery
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(approx. 3˝ miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 4 miles away); Kenneth Gatchell House (approx. 4.3 miles away); Queen City Hotel and 7th Avenue (approx. 4.3 miles away); MUW Desegregation (approx. 4.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,813 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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Jun. 13, 2024