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Como in Panola County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Como

 
 
Como Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Como Marker
Inscription. Named for Lake Como, Italy. First settled in 1832 by George Tait. Moved in 1857 to Tait property near railroad. Called Como Depot until 1906. Birthplace of Stark Young, famous author.
 
Erected 1952 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 30.632′ N, 89° 56.438′ W. Marker is in Como, Mississippi, in Panola County. Marker is at the intersection of East Oak Street (Mississippi Route 310) and Main Street, on the right when traveling west on East Oak Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 West Oak Street, Como MS 38619, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Napolian Strickland (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Fred McDowell (approx. 0.2 miles away); Otha Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sardis (approx. 5.2 miles away); Jessie Mae Hemphill (approx. 5.9 miles away); Bethesda Cemetery (approx. 7.2 miles away); Tate County World War I Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Senatobia (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Como.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Como. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
Como water tower and marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Como water tower and marker.
Beginning of the historic district of Como. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Beginning of the historic district of Como.
View from marker, east on Oak Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. View from marker, east on Oak Street.
A portion of downtown Como. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
5. A portion of downtown Como.
Stark Young (October 11, 1881 – January 6, 1963) image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain PD
6. Stark Young (October 11, 1881 – January 6, 1963)
 
 
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 142 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 11, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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