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

The Jackson Volcano

 
 
The Jackson Volcano Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
1. The Jackson Volcano Marker
Inscription.  In the Late Cretaceous Period, shallow seas covered central Mississippi. About 75 million years ago, a volcano erupted through the seafloor creating an island surrounded by a reef. Today, these structures are located 2,900 feet beneath the city. Uplift created the Jackson Dome and the heights of LeFleur's Bluff and Belhaven. These heights influenced Thomas Hinds to select this area as a suitable place to locate the new capital city in 1821.
 
Erected 2018 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° 18.91′ N, 90° 10.415′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Boulevard and Kenwood Place, on the left when traveling east on Poplar Boulevard. Touch for map. Located at entrance to Belhaven Park on right. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1000 Poplar Boulevard, Jackson MS 39202, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Shady Nook (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
The Jackson Volcano Marker at Belhaven Park. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 14, 2019
2. The Jackson Volcano Marker at Belhaven Park.
line); Kennington's Mansion (about 700 feet away); Jitney 14 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Belhaven University (approx. mile away); Eudora Welty House (approx. mile away); Eudora Welty (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Eudora Welty House (approx. mile away); The "Cotton Bale" Battery (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. The New Southern View-Jackson's Hidden Volcano. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. WLBT - Walt's Look Around: Is there a volcano under Jackson? (Photos & Video). (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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