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

Benjamin Whitfield

 
 
Benjamin Whitfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
1. Benjamin Whitfield Marker
Inscription. Pioneer Baptist minister who, in 1824, settled in Hinds Co. and organ. Union Church in the Society Ridge Com. A founder of the Miss. Bapt. Conv. in 1836, he influenced that body to acquire Miss. Coll. in 1850.
 
Erected 1950 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 20.205′ N, 90° 19.834′ W. Marker is in Clinton, Mississippi, in Hinds County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of West College Street and Jefferson Street. Touch for map. Located in garden area, just up the stairs from College Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: West College Street, Clinton MS 39058, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. “Love is Immortal” (a few steps from this marker); Mississippi College (within shouting distance of this marker); Tanglewood (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles Caldwell Assassination (approx. mile away); Clinton Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Cowles Mead Cemetery
Marker view towards college buildings. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
2. Marker view towards college buildings.
(approx. 1.2 miles away); Indian Trading Post (approx. 1.3 miles away); Osburn Stand (approx. 5.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clinton.
 
More about this marker. Expansion of abbreviated text on marker:

Pioneer Baptist minister who, in 1824, settled in Hinds County and organized Union Church in the Society Ridge Community. A founder of the Mississippi Baptist Convention in 1836, he influenced that body to acquire Mississippi College in 1850.
 
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View towards Aven Hall & Self Hall, north on Jefferson Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 16, 2015
3. View towards Aven Hall & Self Hall, north on Jefferson Street.
 
 
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 168 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 19, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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