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Ellisville in Jones County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Amos Deason Home

 
 
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By Robert M. Cook, Jr., October 1, 2015
1. Amos Deason Home Marker
Inscription. This one-story, Greek Revival-style house was constructed ca. 1847 with a wood façade shaped to resemble stone blocks and a hexagon-shaped entrance vestibule. On October 5, 1863 Confederate Major Amos McLemore, who had been sent to the area to round up deserters, was shot and killed in the house by Newton Knight. The Amos Deason home was listed in the National Register of Historic places in 1984 and designated a Mississippi Landmark in 2000.
 
Erected 2013 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 31° 36.584′ N, 89° 11.801′ W. Marker is in Ellisville, Mississippi, in Jones County. Marker is at the intersection of Anderson Street and North Deason Street, on the left when traveling west on Anderson Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 410 Anderson St, Ellisville MS 39437, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jones County Courthouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Newt Knight: Robin Hood or Renegade? / The Amos Deason Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); Skirmish At Rocky Creek
Amos Deason Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., October 1, 2015
2. Amos Deason Home Marker
(approx. 2.1 miles away); Ralph Boston (approx. 5 miles away); Oak Park School (approx. 5½ miles away); Masonite Corporation (approx. 6.1 miles away); Dr. King Visits Laurel (approx. 6½ miles away); Jones County Blues (approx. 7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellisville.
 
Also see . . .  Deason Home website. (Submitted on November 3, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesNotable BuildingsWar, US Civil
 
Amos Deason Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Robert M. Cook, Jr., October 1, 2015
3. Amos Deason Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2014, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 286 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2015, by Robert M. Cook, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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