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Jackson in Hinds County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Jitney 14

 
 
Jitney 14 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Jitney 14 Marker
Inscription. The Jitney Jungle grocery store chain was founded in 1919 by the McCarty and Holman families. In 1933, Jitney No. 14 held its grand opening in this Tudor Revival building designed by Emmett Hull. The building, called "The English Village," was enlarged in 1941 by architect N.W. Overstreet to include a drug store, beauty parlor, and dress shop. Author Eudora Welty was a regular customer. The current building, which is still a hub of local commerce, retains the original "No. 14" lettering above the entrances.
 
Erected 2017 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 18.754′ N, 90° 10.472′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of East Fortification Street and North Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Located at the store entrance, next to the parking lot. Marker is at or near this postal address: 904 East Fortification Street, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kennington's Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Cotton Bale" Battery
Jitney 14 marker & McDade's Market. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. Jitney 14 marker & McDade's Market.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Boyd House "The Oaks" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Belhaven Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charge of the 2nd Michigan (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fairview Inn (approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Burial Ground (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Jitney Jungle. (Submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. African AmericansArchitectureIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 79 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 23, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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