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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Sandhill in Madison County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pearl River

 
 
Pearl River Historical Marker image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 1, 2015
1. Pearl River Historical Marker
Inscription. In 1698 the French explorer, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville, sailed into the mouth of this river and found pearls. He named it "River of Pearls."

The Natchez Trace, a hundred years later, avoided the marshy lowlands by following the ridge between the Pearl and the Big Black for 150 miles.

The last 75 miles of the river's course have served since 1812 as a boundary between Mississippi and Louisiana.
 
Erected by United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Natchez Trace marker series.
 
Location. 32° 35.088′ N, 89° 51.676′ W. Marker is near Sandhill, Mississippi, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from Natchez Trace Parkway (at milepost 122), 1.1 miles south of Ratliff Ferry Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located at the River Bend pulloff on the east side of the Natchez Trace Parkway, along the edge of the parking area and near the river's shore. Marker is in this post office area: Canton MS 39046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tupelo–Baldcypress Swamp (approx. 0.6 miles away); Choctaw Boundary
The Pearl River image. Click for full size.
By Karl Stelly, July 1, 2015
2. The Pearl River
As seen along the water's edge at the River Bend Pulloff
(approx. 5.5 miles away); Southern Pines (approx. 5.5 miles away); Natchez Trace at Madisonville (approx. 7.9 miles away); Grace Church (approx. 10.2 miles away); Club Desire (approx. 10.3 miles away); Madison County Movement (approx. 10.3 miles away); Madison County Courthouse (approx. 10.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. This marker is one of the available historic sites along the Natchez Trace Parkway, a unit of the National Park Service.
 
Categories. ExplorationSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Marker next to the Pearl River image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
3. Marker next to the Pearl River
Pearl River Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, August 5, 2015
4. Pearl River Marker
Marker on south side of parking lot
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 24, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 202 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 24, 2015, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2015, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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