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Near Prairie in Monroe County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

The Lenoir Plantation

 
 
The Lenoir Plantation Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. The Lenoir Plantation Marker
Inscription. Built ca. 1847 as the homestead of William Thomas Lenoir, the plantation was continuously owned and farmed by the Lenoir family until its sale in August of 2000. The Lenoir home is the only Classical Revival style house in Mississippi. On February 21, 1864, Col. George E. Waring Jr. was halted here by a body of Confederate Cavalrymen. After repelling the skirmishers, Col. Waring moved his men on to Okolona.
 
Erected 2007 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Location. 33° 45.181′ N, 88° 41.046′ W. Marker is near Prairie, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate Mississippi Route 45 and Lenoir Loop, on the right when traveling south on State Route 45Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Prairie MS 39756, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gulf Ordnance Plant (approx. 3.3 miles away); Payne Field Site (approx. 7 miles away); Rueben Davis (approx. 8.9 miles away); Judge Eugene O. Sykes (approx. 9.1 miles away); Brigadier General John Gregg
The Lenoir Plantation house. image. Click for full size.
Courtesy of MDAH, February 5, 1992
2. The Lenoir Plantation house.
(approx. 9.1 miles away); Aberdeen (approx. 9.2 miles away); Dr. W. A. Evans (approx. 9.3 miles away); St. John's Episcopal Church (approx. 9.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places form. (.pdf). (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on George E. Waring Jr. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureLandmarksNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
View of marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 Alt. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. View of marker looking north on U.S. Highway 45 Alt.
Intersection of Lenoir Loop and U.S. 45A image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
4. Intersection of Lenoir Loop and U.S. 45A
George E. Waring, Jr. image. Click for full size.
Public Domain - Library of Congress, ca. 1883
5. George E. Waring, Jr.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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