Brookhaven in Lincoln County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
In 1899, the Pearl River Lumber Company established the mill town of Pearlhaven. Pealrhaven was incorporated in 1901 with 310 residents, who elected a mayor, board of aldermen, and marshal the same year. The town included a hotel, three churches and 235 employee houses, plus a standard gauge railroad. By 1903, the population grew to more than 1,000, When the company was sold in 1905, the mill property and houses were auctioned off, and Pearlhaven was annexed into Brookhaven in 1912.
Erected 2015 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 35.219′ N, 90° 26.035′ W. Marker is in Brookhaven, Mississippi, in Lincoln County. Marker is on Main Street east of Weems Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brookhaven MS 39601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Little Brother Montgomery (approx. half a mile away); Confederate Memorial Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Brookhaven Whitworth College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Lampton Auditorium (approx. 0.9 miles away); Brookhaven Light Artillery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Temple B'nai Sholom (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookhaven.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 18, 2018, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 18, 2018.