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

Creation of Pike County

 
 
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By Rick Collins, September 29, 2016
1. Creation of Pike County Marker
Inscription. On December 9, 1815, the General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory created Pike County from a portion of Marion County and named the new county in honor of Brig. Gen. Zebulon M. Pike, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The first county seat was established here on December 11, 1816. Holmesville was named for Major Andrew Hunter Holmes, also killed during the War of 1812, at the Battle of Mackinac Island.
 
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 12.213′ N, 90° 18.517′ W. Marker is in McComb, Mississippi, in Pike County. Marker is at the intersection of Tennessee Street and Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Tennessee Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: McComb MS 39648, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War of 1812, Pike County (within shouting distance of this marker); Simmons House (approx. 7 miles away); Bo Diddley (approx. 8.9 miles away); McComb
Creation of Pike County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rick Collins, September 29, 2016
2. Creation of Pike County Marker
(approx. 9 miles away); C.C. Bryant (approx. 9 miles away); Summit Street (approx. 9.3 miles away); Harper Baptist Seminary (approx. 9.3 miles away); Pike County Courthouse (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McComb.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar of 1812
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 22, 2017, by Rick Collins of Grand Isle, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 201 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 22, 2017, by Rick Collins of Grand Isle, Louisiana. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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