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Near Port Gibson in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Site of the Hermitage

 
 
Site of The Hermitage Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Site of The Hermitage Marker
Inscription. W. 2 mi. Built about 1800 by George W. Humphreys, Birthplace of Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (1808-82). Brigadier General, C.S.A. Governor of Mississippi from 1865 to 1868.
 
Erected 1952 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 0.76′ N, 90° 57.39′ W. Marker is near Port Gibson, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker is at the intersection of Grand Gulf Road and U.S. 61, on the right when traveling east on Grand Gulf Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sunken Trace (was approx. 2.9 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Bayou Pierre Mounds (approx. 3.6 miles away); Grindstone Ford (approx. 3.6 miles away); Mangum Mound (was approx. 3.6 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Port Gibson Boycott (approx. 3.8 miles away); Lightfoot Park
Looking south towards Port Gibson, south on U.S. Highway 61. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Looking south towards Port Gibson, south on U.S. Highway 61.
(approx. 3.8 miles away); Claiborne County Courthouse (approx. 3.8 miles away); First Baptist M.B. Church (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Gibson.
 
Regarding Site of the Hermitage. Andrew Jackson visited the Benjamin Humphrey’s family home (the Hermitage) and later he wrote and asked the privilege not only of using the name for his home in Nashville, but of using the same plans.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesWar, US Civil
 
The view west towards location of the Hermitage. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. The view west towards location of the Hermitage.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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