Near Redwood in Warren County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
French Fort St. Pierre
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° 29.687′ N, 90° 47.93′ W. Marker is near Redwood, Mississippi, in Warren County. Marker is on Mississippi Route 3 0.6 miles south of Mary Hearn Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Redwood MS 39156, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Snyder's Bluff Chickasaw Bayou Battle (approx. 6.8 miles away); Stephen G∑ Hicks (approx. 8.3 miles away); Illinois 40th Infantry. (approx. 8.3 miles away); Grantís Headquarters (approx. 8.4 miles away); U S Headquarters 16th Corps (Detachment) (approx. 8.4 miles away); Massachusetts Tribute to the 29th, 35th and 36th Regiments Volunteer Infantry (approx. 8.4 miles away); Siege Operations, May 23-July 4. (approx. 8.4 miles away).
Regarding French Fort St. Pierre. A French post established in 1719 by four missionary priests from the Seminary of Quebec. Located on present day Snyder's Bluff in Warren County, Mississippi. Their leader was the Reverend Francis de Montigny. The fort and the farms established by the settlers expanded until there were a total of 16 farms associated with the post.
The post was abandoned in 1729 after all but four of the inhabitants were massacred by Yazoo Indians on 31 Dec 1729. Also known as Fort San Pierre, Fort St. Pierre des Yazous, Fort St. Claude. U.S. Civil War Confederate Fort Snyder was built on the site
Also see . . . Wikipedia entry on Fort St. Pierre. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Native Americans •
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 54 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 16, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.