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

Gainesville Volunteers

Gainesville Vounteers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Texmexfla, June 25, 2008
1. Gainesville Vounteers Marker
This is located in the yard infront of the Mississippi State Welcome Cennter on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. The is a model of the lunar modual on the opposite side of the welcome center parking lot and nearby a parking lot with tour center for the John C. Stennis Space Center.
Inscription.  In 1860, John Deason, a Mexican War Veteran, organized a militia company here. The "Gainesville Volunteers" entered Confederate service in 1861 as Co. G. of the Third Mississippi Infantry. During the Civil War the unit served in the Gulf Coast region and fought in the Vicksburg, Atlanta, Middle Tennessee,and Carolina campaigns.
Erected 2000 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
Location. 30° 18.789′ N, 89° 36.002′ W. Marker is near Gainesville, Mississippi, in Hancock County. Marker is on Interstate 10 at milepost 2, one mile west of 607 (Mississippi Highway 607), on the right when traveling east. This marker is found in the grass in the front of the Mississippi Welcome Center on I-10 at the border with Louisiana. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pearlington MS 39572, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lunar Lander (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Special Operations Craft Riverine (approx. mile away); TAO Buoy (approx. mile away); H-1 Rocket Engine (approx. mile away); Tsunami Buoy (approx. mile away); F-1 Rocket Engine (approx. mile away); Infinity Eagle (approx. mile away); John C. Stennis Space Center (approx. 2 miles away).
Categories. War, Mexican-AmericanWar, US Civil

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 2,197 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 3, 2008, by Texmexfla of Houston, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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