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Grand Gulf in Claiborne County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Grand Gulf Military Park

Grand Gulf Historic Tour

 
 
Grand Gulf Military Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
1. Grand Gulf Military Park Marker
Inscription. In 1958 the Mississippi Legislature created the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission to purchase 1and and develop the Grand Gulf site. The Grand Gulf Military State Park opened in May, 1962. Dedication ceremonies were held April 7, 1968. On its 104 beautiful acres are the remains of Forts Wade and Cobun, various gun trenches and emplacements, an old cemetery, an observation tower, and several buildings. The caretaker house is an early structure dating from the late eighteenth or early nineteenth century. It is simple in form with four rooms and three exterior chimneys. A gallery extends across the front. A number of wagons and carriages are displayed in a nearby building. The modern museum building contains a wealth of artifacts and documents relating to Grand Gulf, Civil War activities in the area, Claiborne County, Port Gibson, and southwestern Mississippi in general. The Grand Gulf Military State Park is included in the National Register of Historic Places.
 
Erected by the Grand Gulf Military Monument Commission.
 
Location. 32° 1.801′ N, 91° 3.19′ W. Marker is in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, in Claiborne County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grand Gulf Road and River Road. Touch for map.
Grand Gulf Military Park marker on left of three. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
2. Grand Gulf Military Park marker on left of three.
Marker is at or near this postal address: 12006 Grand Gulf Road, Port Gibson MS 39150, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Buildup for War (here, next to this marker); War Comes to Grand Gulf (here, next to this marker); Scotia (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Memorial Chapel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Rodney Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church (about 300 feet away); Supporting Battery (about 300 feet away); Water Wheel (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grand Gulf.
 
Also see . . .  Tour Grand Gulf Military Park. (Submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. MilitaryWar, US Civil
 
Grand Gulf Military State Park entrance. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
3. Grand Gulf Military State Park entrance.
The water you can see is the overflow flood waters from the Mississippi River. The normal river flow is nearly a half mile from here. The road leading to Fort Cobun was also flooded.
Grand Gulf Military Park museum. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 26, 2017
4. Grand Gulf Military Park museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 30, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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