Near Hickory in Newton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Chunky River Train Wreck
Erected 2009 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 32° 19.38′ N, 88° 59.109′ W. Marker is near Hickory, Mississippi, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 80 and Buckley Road, on the right when traveling east on U.S. 80. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hickory MS 39332, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hickory (approx. 2.3 miles away); Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 10.1 miles away); Grierson's Raid (approx. 10.4 miles away); Confederate Hospital Sherman at Decatur (approx. 10.7 miles away); Medgar Evers (approx. 10.8 miles away); Enterprise (approx. 13.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The railroad tracks are approximately 2100 feet south of this marker and then the trestle and Chunky River is about 2500 feet east down the tracks.
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on the Chunky River Train Wreck. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Newton County Historical Society article on the Chunky Creek Train Wreck of 1863. (Submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Disasters • Native Americans • Railroads & Streetcars • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 85 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 4, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.