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”
Clarksdale in Coahoma County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Clarksdale

 
 
Clarksdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Clarksdale Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1868 at crossing of Indian trails and on possible route of De Soto's expedition. Chartered 1882. Coahoma co-county seat, 1892; sole seat since 1936. Home of Gov. Earl Leroy Brewer.
 
Erected 1979 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationNative AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1868.
 
Location. 34° 12.203′ N, 90° 34.584′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunflower Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Sunflower Avenue. Located to right side of City Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Public Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Beth Israel (about 500 feet away); Harvey B. Heidelberg
Clarksdale Marker to right of city hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Clarksdale Marker to right of city hall.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 700 feet away); WROX Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ike Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.W. Cutrer House (approx. ¼ mile away); Tennessee Williams (approx. ¼ mile away); Delta Blues Museum (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
The view west on 1st Street across Mill Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. The view west on 1st Street across Mill Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=89925

Paid Advertisement
Apr. 23, 2021