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

Clarksdale

 
 
Clarksdale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
1. Clarksdale Marker
Inscription. Founded 1868 at crossing of Indian trails and on possible route of De Soto's expedition. Chartered 1882. Coahoma co-county seat, 1892; sole seat since 1936. Home of Gov. Earl Leroy Brewer.
 
Erected 1979 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 12.203′ N, 90° 34.584′ W. Marker is in Clarksdale, Mississippi, in Coahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Sunflower Avenue and 1st Street, on the right when traveling south on Sunflower Avenue. Touch for map. Located to right side of City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Sunflower Avenue, Clarksdale MS 38614, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Carnegie Public Library (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Temple Beth Israel (about 500 feet away); Harvey B. Heidelberg (about 700 feet away); WROX Radio (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ike Turner (approx. 0.2 miles away); J.W. Cutrer House (approx.
Clarksdale Marker to right of city hall. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
2. Clarksdale Marker to right of city hall.
mile away); Delta Blues Museum (approx. mile away); Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clarksdale.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
2. Wikipedia article on Clarksdale. (Submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. ExplorationNative AmericansPolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & Settlers
 
The view west on 1st Street across Mill Creek. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 18, 2015
3. The view west on 1st Street across Mill Creek.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 224 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 24, 2015, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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