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

Cotton Gin Port

 
 
Cotton Gin Port Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Cotton Gin Port Marker
Inscription. South one mile. Initially an Indian trading post at southern terminus of Gaines Trace. Named for the cotton gin built by U.S. Government for the Chickasaw ca. 1801, it grew into an important river town and cotton market with formation of Monroe County, 1821. Abandoned in 1887 after founding of nearby railroad town of Amory.
 
Erected 1997 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 58.967′ N, 88° 31.91′ W. Marker is near Amory, Mississippi, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 278 and Cotton Gin Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 278. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Cotton Gin Road, Amory MS 38821, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bienville's Fort (approx. 1.2 miles away); Mound Cemetery (approx. 1.7 miles away); Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865 (approx. 2.4 miles away); Chickasaw Cession (approx. 2.7 miles away); Becker Post Office
The view south on Cotton Gin Road. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. The view south on Cotton Gin Road.
Leads to former Cotton Gin Port area which was the northernmost navigable spot on the Tombigbee River.
(approx. 2.9 miles away); Gilmore Sanitarium (approx. 2.9 miles away); Camargo 1847 (approx. 7.6 miles away); Dr. W. A. Evans (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Amory.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Cotton Gin Port. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view east on U.S. Highway 278. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. The view east on U.S. Highway 278.
Road leads to the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway bridge and the City of Amory.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 10, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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