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

Mississippi

The Magnolia State

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.  Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th state, 1817.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationGovernment & PoliticsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1699.
 
Location. 33° 23.048′ N, 91° 4.024′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 82 and West Reed Road. Marker is located at the Washington County Welcome Center. Entrance is about 500 feet south of the U.S. 82 & Reed Road intersection on U.S. 82. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (a few steps from this marker); To John A. Fox (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Chinese Cemetery
Marker & Welcome Center in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Marker & Welcome Center in background.
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(approx. ¼ mile away); Greenville Cypress Preserve (approx. half a mile away); "Little Italy" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holt Collier (approx. ¾ mile away); Gamwyn Park (approx. one mile away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the History of Mississippi. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Area view of marker at Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Area view of marker at Welcome Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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