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

Clinton

 
 
Clinton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
1. Clinton Marker
Inscription. Governor Walter Leake built his home, Mount Salus, in 1825. The Mount Salus post office was authorized that year and renamed Clinton in 1828 to honor Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York. In 1828-30 the state legislature considered relocating the Mississippi capital to Clinton. In 1830, Clinton was the first town in Hinds County to be incorporated. Hampstead Academy was founded in 1826 and was renamed Mississippi Academy in 1827 and Mississippi College in 1830.
 
Erected 2015 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° 20.321′ N, 90° 19.627′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Clinton Parkway and East Main Street, on the right when traveling north on Clinton Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 152 Clinton Parkway, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dr. Walter Hillman (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); East Clinton Historic District (about 600 feet away); Hillman College
View from marker looking south towards Mississippi College on right. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
2. View from marker looking south towards Mississippi College on right.
(about 600 feet away); Natchez Trace Crossing (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named East Clinton Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Cedars (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tanglewood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mississippi College (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  History of Clinton, Mississippi. (Submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
The view north on Clinton Parkway. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 22, 2018
3. The view north on Clinton Parkway.
 
 
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 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 24, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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