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Houston in Chickasaw County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Houston

 
 
Houston Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
1. Houston Marker
Inscription. On Natchez Trace. Named for Sam Houston, friend of Joel Pinson, donor of site. Made county seat at creation of Chickasaw Co., Feb. 9, 1836. In 1909 state's first Carnegie library built here.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 53.914′ N, 89° 0.018′ W. Marker is in Houston, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jackson Street and West Hamilton Street, on the right when traveling south on North Jackson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 327 North Jackson Street, Houston MS 38851, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pinson Square (about 500 feet away); Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County (about 600 feet away); Chickasaw County CSA Monument (about 600 feet away); Carnegie Library (about 800 feet away); Bynum Mounds
View of Houston marker at far corner. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
2. View of Houston marker at far corner.
(approx. 3 miles away); Old Trace (approx. 9.8 miles away); Chickasaw Agency (approx. 10 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
More about this marker. This over 60 year old marker has been repainted within the last 4 years.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the city of Houston, Mississippi. (Submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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View south towards Chickasaw County Courthouse in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 25, 2017
3. View south towards Chickasaw County Courthouse in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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