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


Waverley Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 6, 2011
1. Waverley Marker
Inscription. W. 5 mi. Built 1852 by Col. Geo. H. Young, who used own plant for gas lighting. In Civil War housed refugee girls from Memphis & New Orleans. Site of organization of National Fox Hunters Association.
Erected 1965 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 33.794′ N, 88° 25.983′ W. Marker is near Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of Alternate U.S. 45 and State Highway 50, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 45Alternate . Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Waverley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Armstrong (approx. 3 miles away); Military Road (approx. 4 miles away); Joshua Lawrence Meador (approx. 4.3 miles away); S.D. Lee Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); James T. Harrison Home (approx. 4.4 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 4˝ miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 4˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 472 times since then and 25 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 1, 2012, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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