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

Charles Caldwell Assassination

 
 
Charles Caldwell Assassination Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
1. Charles Caldwell Assassination Marker
Inscription. Charles Caldwell, Republican leader during Reconstruction, was assasinated outside Clinton's Store on the northeast corner of Leake and Jefferson Streets on December 30, 1875. Caldwell, a former slave, was a delegate to the 1868 State Constitutional Convention and in 1870 elected to the state Senate. He organized the political rally that led to the Clinton Riot. A target of vigilantes, Caldwell was lured to the cellar of Clinton's store and killed in an ambush.
 
Location. 32° 20.415′ N, 90° 19.831′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker is at the intersection of West Leake Street and Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling west on West Leake Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 West Leake Street, Clinton MS 39056, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tanglewood (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hillman College (about 700 feet away); Dr. Walter Hillman (about 700 feet away); Mississippi College (approx. 0.2 miles away); “Love is Immortal” (approx. mile away); Benjamin Whitfield
Former Clinton's Store - location of assassination. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
2. Former Clinton's Store - location of assassination.
Now the Academy of Japanese Martial Arts.
(approx. mile away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cowles Mead Cemetery (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
Also see . . .  Mississippi Genealogy article on the Clinton Riot. (Submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view of marker looking east on Leake Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
3. The view of marker looking east on Leake Street.
Clinton Riot historical marker (future) image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16
4. Clinton Riot historical marker (future)
Although this marker was to be installed in September 2015, the city has decided to delay the installation of the new marker until the new city train depot can be built. It will be installed as a part of the dedication of the new building in Clinton (probably in 2017).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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