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

Capt. John Grant

 
 
Capt. John Grant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
1. Capt. John Grant Marker
Inscription. Tomb ½ block W. Built first RR in old S. W., 1831. Invented passing track & raised platform. Dredged "Grant's Pass" & E. branch Pascagoula R. Legislator in Miss., Ala., & La., voting for Ala. charter to N.O. & M. (L & N), 1866.
 
Erected 1957 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 20.976′ N, 88° 33.217′ W. Marker is in Pascagoula, Mississippi, in Jackson County. Marker is at the intersection of Pascagoula Street and Grant Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Pascagoula Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1109 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula MS 39567, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shipbuilding in Jackson County (approx. 0.6 miles away); Louisiana Native Guard Attacks Pascagoula (approx. 1.2 miles away); Camp Jefferson Davis (approx. 1.2 miles away); Pascagoula Fire Fighters (approx. 1.2 miles away); President Zachary Taylor's Summer Home Site (approx.
View west on Grant Avenue towards Capt. Grant's burial site. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
2. View west on Grant Avenue towards Capt. Grant's burial site.
The Grant Cemetery is not visible from, and is about half way down the street.
1.2 miles away); Camp Jefferson Davis - Soldiers Return From The Mexican War - 1848 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Round Island Lighthouse (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pascagoula.
 
More about this marker. Inscription without abbreviations:
Tomb ½ block West. Built first Railroad in old Southwest, 1831. Invented passing track and raised platform. Dredged "Grant's Pass" and East branch Pascagoula River. Legislator in Mississippi, Alabama, & Louisiana, voting for Alabama charter to New Orleans and Mobile (Louisville and Nashville), 1866.
 
Also see . . .  Sun Herald partial history of John Grant in Pascagoula. (Submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view north on Pascagoula Street from the marker and Grant Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2017
3. The view north on Pascagoula Street from the marker and Grant Avenue.
Capt. John Grant image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Find-A-Grave
4. Capt. John Grant
Grave marker of Capt. John Grant at Grant Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of Find-A-Grave.
5. Grave marker of Capt. John Grant at Grant Cemetery.
Red map pin shows location of cemetery. Gray pin notes location of marker. image. Click for full size.
Map Data: Google
6. Red map pin shows location of cemetery. Gray pin notes location of marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 91 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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