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

Fortenberry-Parkman Farm

 
 
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By Robert Cole, November 2, 2013
1. Fortenberry - Parkman Farm Marker
Inscription. This typical family farmstead was in operation from 1860 to 1960. The buildings were moved from Jefferson Davis Co. in 1981 and restored through the generosity of the family, friends and county supervisors.
 
Erected 1984 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.153′ N, 90° 9.455′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Lakeland Drive (State Highway 25) and Interstate 55 when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1150 Lakeland Drive, Jackson MS 39216, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Union Battery Position (approx. 0.8 miles away); MFWC Headquarters (approx. 1.2 miles away); Eudora Welty House (approx. 1.5 miles away); Millsaps College (approx. 1.8 miles away); Carter Jewelers (approx. 2.5 miles away); Greenwood Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Capitol Rally (approx. 2.6 miles away); U.S.S. Mississippi (approx. 2.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
 
More about this marker.
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By Robert Cole, November 2, 2013
2. Fortenberry - Parkman Farm Marker
Marker is located at the circle inside the Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum grounds.
 
Regarding Fortenberry-Parkman Farm. Visitors may have to park on the west side of the Smith-Wills Stadium parking lot and walk across one of the two walking path bridges to the museum and the marker. Visitors walking past the marker will be required to pay an entrance fee to visit the museum grounds, but it's well worth the cost for upkeep and maintenance of the historic structures.
 
Also see . . .
1. Facebook: Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum. (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
2. OleMiss: Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum. Photojournal (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

3. Jackson Free Press: Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum. Events calendar (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.) 

4. TripAdvisor: Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum. (Submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.)
 
Categories. AgricultureHorticulture & ForestryMan-Made FeaturesSettlements & Settlers
 
Fortenberry - Parkman Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, November 2, 2013
3. Fortenberry - Parkman Farm Marker
Historic building display of museum grounds in the distance along with children's "train" ride along the paths.
Fortenberry - Parkman Farm image. Click for full size.
By Robert Cole, November 2, 2013
4. Fortenberry - Parkman Farm
Panorama of historic farm building display. Discover Mississippi's proud agricultural legacy as you step back in time. Near one of the busiest intersections in Jackson, Mississippi you can park your vehicle, walk across a rustic bridge, and enter a bygone era.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This page has been viewed 333 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 3, 2013, by Cleo Robertson of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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