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Greenville in Washington County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi

The Magnolia State

 
 
Mississippi Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
1. Mississippi Marker
Inscription. Explored, 1540-1, by De Soto. Colonized first by French, 1699. Became a colony of British, 1763; Spanish, 1779. Territory organized by U.S., 1798. Became 20th state, 1817.
 
Erected 1952 by Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 23.048′ N, 91° 4.024′ W. Marker is in Greenville, Mississippi, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of U.S. 82 and West Reed Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Washington County Welcome Center. Entrance is about 500 feet south of the U.S. 82 & Reed Road intersection on U.S. 82. Marker is in this post office area: Greenville MS 38701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Remnant of Original Greenville - Lake Village Bridge (a few steps from this marker); "Little Italy" (approx. 0.7 miles away); Holt Collier (approx. mile away); Gamwyn Park (approx. one mile away); Pvt. Robert T. (Bobby) Henry (approx. one mile away); The Courthouse Arboretum
Marker & Welcome Center in background. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
2. Marker & Welcome Center in background.
(approx. 1.8 miles away); Washington County Courthouse (approx. 1.8 miles away); Greenville Trolley System (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the History of Mississippi. (Submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
Area view of marker at Welcome Center. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 17, 2015
3. Area view of marker at Welcome Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 162 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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