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Mound Bayou in Bolivar County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mound Bayou

 
 
Mound Bayou Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Mound Bayou Marker
Inscription. Largest U.S. Negro town; settled July 12, 1887 by ex-slaves of Joe Davis, who conceived idea before Civil War: Isaiah T. Montgomery (member of 1890 state convention) & his cousin, Benjamin T. Green.
 
Erected 1951 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 52.804′ N, 90° 43.65′ W. Marker is in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, in Bolivar County. Marker is at the intersection of North Edwards Avenue and West Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, on the right when traveling north on North Edwards Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 North Edwards Avenue, Mound Bayou MS 38762, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Taborian Hospital (here, next to this marker); Site of Mound Bayou Oil Mill & Manufacturing Company (within shouting distance of this marker); Friendship Clinic (within shouting distance of this marker); T. R. M. Howard (within shouting distance of this marker); Mound Bayou Blues (about 600 feet away,
Mound Bayou Marker in front of Taborian Urgent Care Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Mound Bayou Marker in front of Taborian Urgent Care Center.
measured in a direct line); Newton (Keys) Hotel Site (about 700 feet away); AKA Mobile Health Project (approx. 0.6 miles away); Delta Health Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mound Bayou.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia article on Mound Bayou. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Mound Bayou history. (Submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
3. A Town Owned by Negroes, Mound Bayou, Miss., An Example of Thrift and Self-Goverment. Booker T. Washington's 1907 article on the success of Mound Bayou. (Submitted on November 12, 2015.) 
 
Categories. African AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
View of marker looking north on Edwards Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. View of marker looking north on Edwards Avenue.
Area view from marker looking south on Edwards Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
4. Area view from marker looking south on Edwards Avenue.
A General View of Mound Bayou.... image. Click for full size.
circa 1907
5. A General View of Mound Bayou....
Photograph from "A Town Owned by Negroes...", by Booker T. Washington (1907).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 192 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.   5. submitted on November 12, 2015.
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