Near West Point in Clay County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Payne Field Site
Advanced Aviation School
May 1918 - March 1920.
125 Curtiss JN-4 Planes
533 acres. Cost $891,340
About 1,500 pilots trained.
Capt. Dewitt J. Payne
Marker erected August 23, 1968
50th Anniversary and Reunion
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 39.065′ N, 88° 38.508′ W. Marker is near West Point, Mississippi, in Clay County. Marker is on Hazelwood Road west of Old Aberdeen Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1498 Hazelwood Road, West Point MS 39773, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Clay County World War I Memorial (approx. 3.2 miles away); Waverley (approx. 3.2 miles away); West Point Howlin' Wolf (approx. 3.2 miles away); Mary Holmes College (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chickasaw Burial Ground (approx. 5.6 miles away); Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound (approx. 5.6 miles away); Indian Camp Ground (approx. 5.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Point.
More about this marker. Appears marker is often used for target practice.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Payne Field. (Submitted on August 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Military •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.