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

J. Augustine Signaigo

 
 
J. Augustine Signaigo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. J. Augustine Signaigo Marker
Inscription. J. Augustine Signaigo, born in 1835 in Italy, founded the Grenada Sentinel in 1854. A poet, he wrote the libretto of a hit Civil War operetta, "The Vivandiere." He served as president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1869. He died in 1876 and is buried beside his wife and child in Grenada's Yellow Fever Cemetery.
 
Erected 1992 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 47.084′ N, 89° 48.144′ W. Marker is in Grenada, Mississippi, in Grenada County. Marker is at the intersection of 1st Street and South Main Street, on the right when traveling west on 1st Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 84 South Main Street, Grenada MS 38901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grenada County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Grenada Blues (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named J. Augustine Signaigo (approx. 0.4 miles away); Magic Slim
Marker in Downtown Square image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Marker in Downtown Square
Former location of courthouse.
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Confederate Fort (approx. 2 miles away); 94th Infantry Division (approx. 7 miles away); Camp McCain (approx. 7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  The Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878 in Grenada. (Submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial Sites
 
Grave markers of Signaigo family in the Yellow Fever Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. Grave markers of Signaigo family in the Yellow Fever Cemetery.
View west on 1st Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
4. View west on 1st Street.
Marker view north on South Main Street. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
5. Marker view north on South Main Street.
Yellow Fever Cemetery. Grave located behind bushes. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
6. Yellow Fever Cemetery. Grave located behind bushes.
Originally called the Tullahoma Cemetery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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