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

Cowles Mead Cemetery

 
 
Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, circa 2008
1. Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Like many of his generation, Mead came from the east seeking opportunity in the Mississippi Territory. He owned a tavern on the Old Trace near Natchez and held several political offices, including acting governor in 1806. During this time, he ordered the arrest of Aaron Burr for treason but the former Vice President was acquitted. Mead followed the growth of the state and moved to the Jackson area. He built his beautifully landscaped home, “Greenwood” on this site. Little remains today of his grand estate that burned after his death, during the Civil War, except the family cemetery along the walkway to your right.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 21.104′ N, 90° 20.373′ W. Marker is near Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is on Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 88.1), one mile north of Interstate 20, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is on one of the many pull-offs available along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National Park System. Marker is in this post office area: Clinton MS 39056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this
Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
2. Cowles Mead Cemetery Marker
Historical stop along the Natchez Trace Parkway near Clinton, MS
marker, measured as the crow flies. Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. one mile away); Tanglewood (approx. one mile away); Mississippi College (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Love is Immortal” (approx. 1.2 miles away); Benjamin Whitfield (approx. 1.2 miles away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 1.5 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 1.6 miles away); Osburn Stand (approx. 5.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .
1. NatchezTraceTravel.com: Cowles Mead Cemetery. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. Scenic Trace: Cowles Mead Cemetery. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
3. Cowles Mead. (Submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Cowles Mead Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
3. Cowles Mead Cemetery
Cowles Mead Newspaper Article image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, June 22, 1986
4. Cowles Mead Newspaper Article
"Cowles Mead, early state official, is remembered for his oratory." Article written by Carl McIntire in the Clarion-Ledger (image accessed from http://vaiden.net/mead_article3.jpg).
Cowles Mead Cemetery Directional Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cleo Robertson, January 18, 2014
5. Cowles Mead Cemetery Directional Marker
Marker along the Natchez Trace Parkway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 19, 2014, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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