Vicksburg in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Vicksburg and the Vick Family
—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —
Martha Vick House
Built in 1830 for the founder of Vicksburg's daughter, Martha Vick. This is the only home left in Vicksburg from the original Newit Vick Family. Martha, a spinster, did not need a large home. Her home was said to be a "mini-mansion" even though it was smaller than most homes in the area.
Newit Vick, a Methodist minister, moved his family here from Virginia in 1812. They settled on land about 7 miles from here. Newit later purchased 1,100 acres of land on the bluffs along the Mississippi River. This is the land that later developed into the City of Vicksburg.
John Lane, also a Methodist minister, was the executor of the Vick's will. He was responsible for donating the "Public Square" where the Court House was later built. Lane later married Sarah, one of Newit Vick's 13 children.
In August of 1819, both Newit and his wife Elizabeth contracted yellow fever and later died within the same hour of each other. Their gravesite is about seven miles outside of town on the land they first settled and named "Open Woods".
Erected 2017 by the City of Vicksburg. (Marker Number 16.)
Marker series. Mississippi, Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail marker series.
Location. 32° 21.075′ N, 90° 52.479′ W. Marker is in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is at the intersection of Grove Street and Farmer Street, on the right when traveling west on Grove Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1300 Grove Street, Vicksburg MS 39183, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Martha Vick House (a few steps from this marker); Business Men (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Christ Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Daily Citizen (approx. 0.2 miles away); Judge Lake (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hard Times Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Growing and Changing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vicksburg.
Categories. • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
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 53 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.