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

Kemper County Mississippi Historical Markers

View from DeKalb marker towards Main Avenue. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
View from DeKalb marker towards Main Avenue.
Mississippi (Kemper County), De Kalb — DeKalb
Once Indian village ruled by "Little Leader," Hopiah Iskitina. Named for Baron Johann DeKalb of American Revolution, who came to U.S. with Lafayette. Town chartered Dec. 23, 1833. — Map (db m140657) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), De Kalb — John C. Stennis
John C. Stennis (1901-1995) was born in the Kipling community in Kemper County and lived in DeKalb. As a circuit judge, he heard many cases in this courthouse. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 1947 and reelected six times, Stennis served as president . . . — Map (db m140654) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), De Kalb — Rueben Kemper
Born in 1771 in Virginia, Reuben Kemper moved to Spanish West Florida in 1800 and was active in the affairs of the Mississippi Territory. After several attempts to overthrow Spanish rule by force, Kemper's vision became reality in 1810 when the . . . — Map (db m140652) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), Electric Mills — Electric Mills
Established in 1913, the town of Electric Mills was built by the Sumter Lumber Company, which relocated to Kemper County from Alabama. Powered by electricity generated by the mill, the town was among the first in Mississippi with electric lights and . . . — Map (db m140642) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), Porterville — Chapel Hill Church and Spring
Est.1874 as a community church called Narkeeta Chapel. Land and nearby spring donated by J. L. Parmer. Reorganized 1890 as Chapel Hill Methodist Church. Present building constructed 1891, remodeled 1976. — Map (db m140641) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), Scooba — Giles-Neville Cemetery
This cemetery is a part of the plantation established by Jacob Giles (1799-1860) a settler from N. Carolina. Adjacent to the cemetery stood Grace Chapel (Epis.). Giles' house, built ca. 1825, stands .3 miles west. — Map (db m140649) HM
Mississippi (Kemper County), Scooba — Old Scooba Cemetery
This cemetery was part of the William Cannon plantation dedicated prior to 1839. William Cannon 1779 - 1843 great-great-grandfather of Margaret Cannon Boyce Brown. — Map (db m92650) HM

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Aug. 4, 2020