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Philadelphia in Neshoba County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Adam Monroe Byrd

 
 
Adam Monroe Byrd Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
1. Adam Monroe Byrd Marker
Inscription.  Adam Monroe Byrd (1859-1912) built a home near this site and began a law practice in 1885. Byrd served as the Neshoba County superintendent of education (1887-89), in the Mississippi Senate (1889-96) and House of Representatives (1896-97), as prosecuting attorney for the tenth judicial district (1897), chancery court judge for the sixth district (1897-1903), and in Congress (1903-1911). In 1928 the Adam Byrd Literary Society was established at Philadelphia High School in his honor.
 
Erected 2011 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 46.478′ N, 89° 6.493′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Mississippi, in Neshoba County. Marker is on Pecan Avenue (Mississippi Route 19) north of Shady Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Pecan Avenue, Philadelphia MS 39350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grierson's Raid 1863 (within shouting distance of this marker);
Area of Adam Monroe Byrd's home. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
2. Area of Adam Monroe Byrd's home.
Marty Gamblin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Neshoba County Jail (approx. 0.2 miles away); Neshoba County Confederate Monument (approx. mile away); Marty Stuart (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philadelphia Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Booker T. Washington School (approx. 0.6 miles away); Neshoba County Fairgrounds (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Adam Monroe Byrd. (Submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. GovernmentNotable Persons
 
Looking south on Pecan Avenue towards downtown. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
3. Looking south on Pecan Avenue towards downtown.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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