“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Hazelhurst in Copiah County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)


Hazelhurst Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, September 18, 2011
1. Hazelhurst Marker
Inscription. Named for chief engineer of first Jackson - New Orleans railway. Last spike driven here on March 31, 1858. Town was raided by Grierson in 1863. Shipping point for cattle, truck crops, and lumber.
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 31° 51.619′ N, 90° 23.78′ W. Marker is in Hazelhurst, Mississippi, in Copiah County. Marker is at the intersection of Caldwell Drive (U.S. 51) and West Gallatin Street, in the median on Caldwell Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Caldwell Drive, Hazlehurst MS 39083, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robert Johnson Birthplace (a few steps from this marker); Mrs. Annie Coleman Peyton (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Johnson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tommy Johnson (approx. 9.1 miles away); Bus-Train Collision of 1942 (approx. 9.1 miles away); Mississippi Mills (approx. 10.8 miles away); Houston Stackhouse (approx. 10.9 miles away); Old Wesson Public School (approx. 10.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hazelhurst.
Categories. Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on December 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 490 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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