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Brandon in Rankin County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Town Square

 
 
Town Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
1. Town Square Marker
Inscription. Incorporated in 1831, Brandon was named Gov. Gerard C. Brandon. The town was laid out around a public square, known as the "famous campground" by early settlers. The town plat was surveyed by Thomas S. Shaw. Erected in 1907, the Confederate monument stands in the center of the original town square.
 
Erected 2006 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 16.41′ N, 89° 59.194′ W. Marker is in Brandon, Mississippi, in Rankin County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Government Street and North Street. Touch for map. Located on the lawn of the Rankin County Building Department. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 East Government Street, Brandon MS 39042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rankin County Courthouses (a few steps from this marker); Seminary Square (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Brandon Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Centenary College (approx. 7.6 miles away); Pearl Methodist Church
Town Square marker is on left of photo. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
2. Town Square marker is on left of photo.
(approx. 8.7 miles away); The Gold Coast: Cross the River (approx. 10.2 miles away); Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 10.9 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 11.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brandon.
 
Categories. Notable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
View of town square area and Civil War monument. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, December 3, 2017
3. View of town square area and Civil War monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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