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Starkville in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Starkville

 
 
Starkville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Starkville Marker
Inscription. Established as Boardtown in 1831, this was among the first settlements in this area. In 1837 the town received its charter and was renamed Starkville, in honor of Revolutionary War general John Stark. The same year Starkville became the county seat of Oktibbeha County, which was formed on December 23, 1833.
 
Erected 2009 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° 27.845′ N, 88° 48.83′ W. Marker is in Starkville, Mississippi, in Oktibbeha County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street and West Main Street, on the right when traveling north on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 West Main Street, Starkville MS 39759, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Presbyterian Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Borden Milk Plant (approx. mile away); Hic A Sha Ba Ha Spring (approx. mile away); Greensboro Street Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Oktibbeha County Blues
View from marker towards intersection of West Main and Caldwell Streets. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View from marker towards intersection of West Main and Caldwell Streets.
(approx. half a mile away); Nash Street Historic District (approx. 0.6 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 0.8 miles away); W.H. "Corn Club" Smith (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Starkville.
 
Regarding Starkville. Lower plate reads: Sponsored by the DAR, Hic A Sha Ba Ha Chapter.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia on the history of Starkville. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Political SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
View of old Starkville on Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. View of old Starkville on Main Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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