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Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Hard Times Square

 

—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

 
Hard Times Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
1. Hard Times Square Marker
Inscription. If Vicksburgers found themselves in hard times, they probably ended up here. The jail, court house, funeral home and tombstone maker were all located at this intersection.

Photo captions
Top left: Warren County Court House, late 1800's and City Marble Works across the street

Bottom left: Court Room, Warren County Court House
Currently the Old Court House Museum


Top right: Warren County Jail (1900)
The current jail was built in 1906. The old death cells and gallows are still located in the tower. They were last used in 1939 when a man was hung for murder.

Bottom right: Fisher Funeral Home
Grove Street
(early 1900s)

 
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Location. 32° 21.101′ N, 90° 52.686′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling west on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Grove Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vicksburg (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Natchez District
The Old County Courthouse (now museum). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
2. The Old County Courthouse (now museum).
(within shouting distance of this marker); South Central Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Mississippi Dental Association (within shouting distance of this marker); Featherston-Magruder House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Growing and Changing (about 300 feet away); If Walls Could Talk (about 300 feet away); Saved by the Jail... (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Old Warren County Courthouse. (Submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Buildings
 
View from marker towards location of Warren County Jail. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
3. View from marker towards location of Warren County Jail.
Current Fisher Funeral Home at 1830 Cherry Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, March 23, 2018
4. Current Fisher Funeral Home at 1830 Cherry Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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