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Perkinston in Stone County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

John Perkins

 
 
John Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
1. John Perkins Marker
Inscription. In 1860, John Perkins, his wife, and their two daughters lived in a square~timber cabin located on a hill one~tenth of a mile to the northeast. By the mid~1890s a small community formed here, with the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad depot and post office both bearing the name Perkinston, short for "Perkins Town", after the early settler. Perkins died on November 21, 1901, after being struck by a G&SI R.R. locomotive.
 
Erected 2016 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 30° 47.183′ N, 89° 8.249′ W. Marker is in Perkinston, Mississippi, in Stone County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Perkinston-Silver Run Road (Main Street), on the right when traveling south on U.S. 49. Touch for map. Marker is located in front of Perkinston Post Office. Marker is at or near this postal address: 145 Main Street, Perkinston MS 39573, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Professor W.P. Locker (approx. 4 miles away); Lt. Col. John Bond (approx. 5 miles away);
John Perkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Bosse, July 29, 2017
2. John Perkins Marker
Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean (approx. 5.8 miles away); Stone County (approx. 5.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2017, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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