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

U.S.S. Mississippi

 
 
U.S.S. Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1998
1. U.S.S. Mississippi Marker
Inscription.
Figurehead of the
Second Battleship Mississippi
Presented to the
State of Mississippi
By the U.S. Navy Department
December 1909

 
Location. 32° 18.283′ N, 90° 10.965′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the north grounds of the Mississippi State Capitol. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 High Street, Jackson MS 39201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capitol Rally (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Greenwood Cemetery (about 500 feet away); Monument to Women of the Confederacy (about 600 feet away); Smith Robertson School (approx. 0.2 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. mile away); Greyhound Bus Station (approx. mile away); The Alamo Theatre (approx. 0.3 miles away); Trumpet Records (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Second USS Mississippi. The Dictionary of American Fighting Ships entry for the second USS Mississippi (BB-23). The lead ship of her class, she saw action before World War I, was sold
Mississippi Capitol Building in Jackson image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1998
2. Mississippi Capitol Building in Jackson
This is the south grounds of the capitol. The prominent statue in this picture is the Confederate Women's Memorial. Behind the camera is a replica of the Liberty Bell.
to Greece in 1914 (renamed Kilkis), and sunk in the early days of World War II. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. Historical Photographs of the second USS Mississippi. This MaritimeQuest website has period photographs of the USS Mississippi (BB-23). In some of them, you can see the figurehead. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.) 

3. Fort Rosalie Marker. Fort Rosalie is the site of Rosalie Mansion. At Rosalie Mansion, visitors can see the Bell from the USS Mississippi, as well as the historic silver serving set from the second USS Mississippi. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

4. Mississippi State Capitol. The state capitol, home to the figurehead and marker shown on this page, is the third capitol building built in the capital city of Jackson. It is designated a Mississippi landmark building and listed in the National Register of Historic Places. (Submitted on February 4, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
Categories. Military
 
The U.S.S. Mississippi Bell image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 1998
3. The U.S.S. Mississippi Bell
Used on three ships named for the state, it was donated to Rosalie Mansion and its owners, the Daughters of the American Revolution. It is proudly displayed in the gardens at Rosalie Mansion, on the site of Fort Rosalie overlooking the Mississippi River. Visitors are allowed to ring the bell with the attached pull rope.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 2,556 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 3, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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