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

William Barksdale

William Barksdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Davis Darryl Hartness, August 18, 2007
1. William Barksdale Marker
Inscription. Eminent lawyer and editor. U.S. Congressman, 1852-1861. Miss. Quartermaster-General, 1861. Commanding General of famous Mississippi Brigade. Killed at Gettysburg. Here is site of plantation home.
Erected 1973 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 33° 29.583′ N, 88° 20.561′ W. Marker is in Columbus, Mississippi, in Lowndes County. Marker is at the intersection of North 2nd Avenue (State Highway 182) and Phillips Hill Road on North 2nd Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus MS 39705, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Beersheba Cumberland Presbyterian Church and Cemetery (approx. 2.9 miles away); Rural Hill School (approx. 3.3 miles away); Baldwin Locomotive No. 601 (approx. 4 miles away); Demonstration School (approx. 4 miles away); Mississippi State College for Women (approx. 4 miles away); Military Road (approx. 4.6 miles away); Church of the Annunciation (approx. 4.7 miles away); Walter "Red" Barber (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Columbus.
Categories. PoliticsWar, US Civil
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 1,574 times since then and 28 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 29, 2008, by Davis Darryl Hartness of Columbus, Mississippi. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of the plantation. • A photograph of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?
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