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

J. Augustine Signaigo

 
 
J. Augustine Signaigo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. J. Augustine Signaigo Marker
Inscription.  J. Augustine Signaigo, born in 1835 in Italy, founded the Grenada Sentinel in 1854. A poet, he wrote the libretto of a hit Civil War operetta, "The Vivandiere." He served as president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1869. He died in 1876 and is buried beside his wife and child in Grenada's Yellow Fever Cemetery.
 
Erected 1992 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1835.
 
Location. 33° 47.084′ N, 89° 48.144′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 84 South Main Street, Grenada MS 38901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grenada County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Grenada Blues (within shouting distance
Marker in Downtown Square image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Marker in Downtown Square
Former location of courthouse.
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of this marker); Grenada Depot (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Belle Flower M.B. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Edward C. Walthall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magic Slim (approx. 0.6 miles away); Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grenada.
 
Grave markers of Signaigo family in the Yellow Fever Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Grave markers of Signaigo family in the Yellow Fever Cemetery.
View west on 1st Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View west on 1st Street.
Marker view north on South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
5. Marker view north on South Main Street.
Yellow Fever Cemetery. Grave located behind bushes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
6. Yellow Fever Cemetery. Grave located behind bushes.
Originally called the Tullahoma Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 280 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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