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

Pinson Square

Joel Pinson

 

— 1786 - 1852 —

 
Pinson Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
1. Pinson Square Marker
Inscription.  Erected in 1982 in honor of Joel Pinson who donated 80 acres original survey for the town of Houston in 1836. He requested it be named for his friend, Sam Houston, previous governor of Tennessee and only president of Republic of Texas.
 
Erected 1982.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1836.
 
Location. 33° 53.843′ N, 88° 59.957′ W. Marker is in Houston, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Jefferson Street and E. Washington Street, on the left when traveling north on N. Jefferson Street. Marker is located in the northeast corner of the grounds of the Chickasaw County Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston MS 38851, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickasaw County CSA Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Houston (about 500
Marker at Chickasaw County Courthouse image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 6, 2016
2. Marker at Chickasaw County Courthouse
Marker is at the northeast corner of the courthouse grounds
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feet away); Carnegie Library (about 600 feet away); Light Columns (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1927 Schoolhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Booker "Bukka" White (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 281 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 8, 2016, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas.

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