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Kimberly in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Brierfield and Hurricane

 
 
Brierfield and Hurricane Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Brierfield and Hurricane Marker
Marker broken, most likely by grass-cutting tractors.
Inscription. The Brierfield and Hurricane plantations of Jefferson and Joseph Davis were located west of here at Davis Bend. War, floods, and fire have destroyed most of the physical evidence of these plantation homes.
 
Erected 1991 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. Marker has been damaged. 32° 9.169′ N, 90° 56.609′ W. Marker is in Kimberly, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on U.S. 61 south of Alexander Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vicksburg MS 39180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Yokena Presbyterian Church (approx. 1.4 miles away); Glass Mounds (approx. 5.3 miles away); Grant at Hankinson's Ferry (approx. 8.4 miles away); Fight for Hankinson's Ferry (approx. 8.4 miles away); Skirmish at Willow Springs (approx. 8.5 miles away); Federals Occupy Rocky Springs (approx. 8.8 miles away); The Town of Rocky Springs (approx. 8.8 miles away); Rocky Springs (approx. 9.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker.
View of marker looking south on U.S. Highway 61. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. View of marker looking south on U.S. Highway 61.
MDAH has been notified about this broken marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Brierfield Plantation. This was the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. (Submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 

2. Wikipedia article on the Hurricane Plantation. This was the home of Joseph Emory Davis, the oldest brother of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. (Submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.) 
 
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Brierfield Plantation home. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
3. Brierfield Plantation home.
1880's engraving of the main house.
Hurricane plantation library. image. Click for full size.
By Public domain
4. Hurricane plantation library.
The library pavilion at Hurricane, one of the few structures to survive the destruction of the main house by Federal troops.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
 
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