“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Itawamba County Mississippi Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
Aeolian Grove (Orr) House
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Aeolian Grove
This home was built of hand-hewn, heart-of-pine lumber ca. 1836, and purchased in 1844 by John Tannehill. An 1887 remodeling added a second floor and a kitchen on the back connected by a breezeway. Also known as the Orr House, it is one of Fulton's . . . — Map (db m102620) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Early Church Site
In 1838 the Methodist Episcopal Church established the Bull Mountain Mission Circuit, which added the newly formed town of Fulton to its charge. Circuit riders began holding services in a log structure just northwest of this site. The first church . . . — Map (db m102621) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Fulton
In the early 1800s the area known as Fulton was first settled near the banks of the Tombigbee River. In 1836 after Itawamba County was formed, Kenneth Clarke, John D. Miller, and Robert A. Miller gave fifty acres of land to the Board of Police, and . . . — Map (db m98609) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Fulton Grammar School
The Fulton Grammar School was designed by architect J.B. Lawson and built with Work Projects Administration assistance in 1939. This one-story brick building of nineteen rooms included a library, music room, kindergarten, office, and a 550-seat . . . — Map (db m102622) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Itawamba Community College
In 1941 the Itawamba Agricultural High School board of trustees voted to expand the school's curriculum to include college-level courses. In 1948 the Itawamba Junior College opened its doors with an enrollment of 114 students from Itawamba, Lee, and . . . — Map (db m102623) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — 131 — Jimmie Lunceford
Front Jazz bandleader and saxophonist James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford was born just outside Fulton on June 6, 1902. He formed his first band, the Chickasaw Syncopators, while teaching at Manassas High School in Memphis in . . . — Map (db m96781) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — The Cedars
Also known as the Cates-Gaither House, this one-story Greek Revival-style planters cottage was built in ca. 1859 by ship builder and merchant Pleasant Cates. The heavy framing includes original pegged joints. Named for the cedar trees on the . . . — Map (db m96773) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Underground Railroad Bicycle Route
Front The 2,006.5-mile Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (UGRR) was created by the nonprofit organization Adventure Cycling Association. From Mobile, Alabama, to Owen Sound, Ontario, the trail memorializes the Underground Railroad, a . . . — Map (db m102972) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Kirkville — Donivan Slough
This woodland trail takes you through a lowland where rich soil and abundant moisture support a variety of large, water-tolerant trees including tulip poplar, sycamore, and water oak.      Baldcypress thrive in the swampy backwaters of a . . . — Map (db m84763)
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Kirkville — Donivan SloughNatchez Trace Parkway
Named after an early setter, Donivan Slough is fed by water runoff from the field in front of you. Although water levels fluctuate seasonally at this site, it remains wet year round. This moist environment allows unique growing opportunities for . . . — Map (db m107283) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Mantachie — Fawn Grove School
Established in 1909, the Fawn Grove School served the Fawn Grove community. After a new school house was constructed here in 1926, the Fawn Grove School recorded its highest enrollment, 162 students, in 1931. The Fawn Grove School closed its doors . . . — Map (db m102975) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Tremont — Bankhead Highway
The Bankhead Highway, established in 1916, was the first all-weather, transcontinental highway in the United States. It spanned some 3,600 miles. In Mississippi, the northern route roughly follows Highway 178 and the southern route, US Highway 278. . . . — Map (db m123260) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Tremont — Oakland Normal Institute
W. 1 mi. Here, 1887~1904, G.A. & J. T. Holley bridged gap between rural schools and colleges for many who distinguished themselves in law, education, & business. — Map (db m117204) HM
Mississippi (Itawamba County), Tremont — 14 — Tammy Wynette
Front Born Virginia Wyette Pugh and raised on her grandparents' farm near Tremont, Tammy Wynette (1942-1998) might have remained an unknown local hairdresser, but with fierce determination and a voice and resilient life story that . . . — Map (db m117206) HM

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May. 30, 2020