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Corinth in Alcorn County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oak Home

 
 
Oak Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
1. Oak Home Marker
Inscription. Built in 1857 for Judge W.H. Kilpatrick. Used in Civil War as headquarters of General Leonidas Polk. Bought in 1866 by Mrs. Thomas Quincy Martin and occupied continuously by her descendants.
 
Erected 1970.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 56.247′ N, 88° 31.164′ W. Marker is in Corinth, Mississippi, in Alcorn County. Marker is on Fillmore Street (State Highway 145) north of Bunch Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corinth MS 38834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Oak Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Fillmore Street Chapel (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnston's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Rose Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker); Ft. Robinette (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Curlee House (about 400 feet away); Union General Thomas Addresses the Troops (about 400 feet away); Generals' Headquarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Corinth.
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Oak Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
2. Oak Home Marker
Oak Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Ken Smith, July 5, 2013
3. Oak Home Marker
Oak Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, March 18, 2011
4. Oak Home Marker
Leonidas Polk image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher
5. Leonidas Polk
Courtesy Library of Congress
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Ken Smith of Milan, Tennessee.   4, 5. submitted on September 25, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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