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Lawrence County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
A. H. Longino Marker image, Touch for more information
By Robert M. Cook, Jr.
A. H. Longino Marker
Mississippi (Lawrence County), Monticello — A. H. Longino
Former home of Governor Andrew H. Longino, who served as legislator, judge, and county official. New capitol building erected and primary election law passed during his term. — Map (db m70809) HM
Mississippi (Lawrence County), Monticello — Cooper's Ferry
Est. 1810 by Jos. Cooper, one blk. N. Primary reason St. Stephens Rd. took this route in 1812 from St. Stephens (Ala.) on the Tombigbee to Natchez. Site served as boat landing from 1826 through early 20th century. — Map (db m50158) HM
Mississippi (Lawrence County), Monticello — Gov. A.H. Longino House
½ blk. N, built 1884. Restored by Lawrence Co. Hist. Soc. Longino was gov. of Miss., 1901-1904. During his term New Capitol built; Dept. of Archives & Hist. and state penal farm estab.; public school system improved. — Map (db m70776) HM
Mississippi (Lawrence County), Monticello — 145 — J. B. Lenoir
Monticello area native J. B. Lenoir (1929-1967) was best known during his lifetime for his 1955 hit “Mama, Talk to Your Daughter,” but he also played an important role in blues history because of his political engagement. In the 1960s . . . — Map (db m79029) HM
Mississippi (Lawrence County), Oma — First Choctaw Cession
Here was the upper line of Mt. Dexter Treaty grant, 1805, from which came counties of Wayne, Green, Marion, Lawrence, Pike, Covington, Perry, Jones, Lincoln, Lamar, Forrest, J.Davis, & Walthall — Map (db m50159) HM

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