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

G.I. Subdivision

 
 
G.I. Subdivision Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. G.I. Subdivision Marker
Inscription. To assist returning veterans of WWII, the Mississippi Legislature set aside 153 acres for low-cost house sites. Then known as the "Old Asylum Land," the parcels were sold by lottery in September, 1948. Streets in the subdivision bear familiar wartime names, such as Manila and Normandy. Some 350 houses were originally built here.
 
Erected 2003 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° 21.528′ N, 90° 10.38′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Robinhood Road and North State Street (U.S. 51), on the right when traveling east on Robinhood Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Robinhood Road, Jackson MS 39206, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fortenberry-Parkman Farm (approx. 1.8 miles away); Union Battery Position (approx. 1.9 miles away); C.M. and I. College (approx. 2.1 miles away); MFWC Headquarters (approx. 2.2 miles away);
G.I. Subdivision Marker at intersection of Robinhood Road & North State Street, looking north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. G.I. Subdivision Marker at intersection of Robinhood Road & North State Street, looking north.
Cassandra Wilson (approx. 2.2 miles away); Kate McWillie Powers Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Medgar Evers Home (approx. 2.6 miles away); Fairview Inn (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable Places
 
Veterans memorial next to marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. Veterans memorial next to marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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