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Neshoba County Mississippi Historical Markers

 
Bob Ferguson Marker (reverse) image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, October 5, 2019
Bob Ferguson Marker (reverse)
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Choctaw — 17 — Bob Ferguson
[Front] Long-time Neshoba County resident Bob Ferguson (1927-2001) was a key shaper of the “Nashville Sound” of the 1960s and ‘70s, as the producer of hundreds of major recordings and writer of such classic country songs as . . . — Map (db m140732) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Adam Monroe Byrd
Adam Monroe Byrd (1859-1912) built a home near this site and began a law practice in 1885. Byrd served as the Neshoba County superintendent of education (1887-89), in the Mississippi Senate (1889-96) and House of Representatives (1896-97), as . . . — Map (db m140999) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Booker T. Washington School
In 1909 Edward and Julia Stevens founded a school for Philadelphia's African American children in the Black Masonic lodge near Wilson Street. In 1922, the Neshoba County School moved into a new building on Rea Street funded by the Rosenwald . . . — Map (db m140989) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Freedom Summer Murders
On June 21,1964 voting rights activists John Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner, who had come here to investigate the burning of Mt. Zion Church, were murdered. Victims of a Klan conspiracy, their deaths provoked national outrage and led . . . — Map (db m60474) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Goodman, Chaney and Schwerner Murder Site
On June 21, 1964, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were murdered near here by members of the Ku Klux Klan and local law enforcement. They were volunteers for Mississippi Freedom Summer, a drive to register black voters. While . . . — Map (db m93139) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Grierson's Raid 1863
On April 23, 1863, Union cavalry led by Col. Benjamin F. Grierson approached Philadelphia from the north en route to Newton Station. Seeing armed citizens ahead blocking the road, which ran across this block, Col. Grierson ordered his men to . . . — Map (db m141000) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — 31 — Marty Gamblin
[Front] A native of Philadelphia, Marty Gamblin began his long career in the music business through booking bands while still in high school. He later worked closely with Mississippi songwriter/performer Jim Weatherly, and ran Glen . . . — Map (db m140736) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — 2 — Marty Stuart
(side 1) From his boyhood days performing here, Marty Stuart displayed singular zest for every flavor of country music. Beginning as a teenage mandolin player with Lester Flatt, he became an ebullient Grand Ole Opry star, "hillbilly . . . — Map (db m130000) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Neshoba County Confederate Monument
Constructed using funds raised by public subscription, this monument was dedicated in July 1912, to the memory of citizens of Neshoba County who served in the Civil War (1861-1865). The statue on the monument was damaged by a windstorm in 1990 . . . — Map (db m130057) HM WM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Neshoba County Fair©
Est. in 1889, the Neshoba County Fair fosters political, agricultural, educational, and social exchanges of knowledge and ideas. Home of the state's only licensed horse track since 1922 and the nation's largest campground fair, the Fair is . . . — Map (db m140932) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Neshoba County Fairgrounds
5 mi. S.W., an institution famed since 1890 for its exhibits of farm products and livestock. horseshows and races, political oratory, and social get-togethers. — Map (db m140929) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Old Neshoba County Jail
Built in 1955, the county jail remained in use until 1978. Civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were held here after being arrested in 1964. On June 21, 1966, a voter registration march, led by Ralph Abernathy and . . . — Map (db m141006) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — 26 — Otis Rush
[Front] The blues form reached both artistic and emotional peaks in the works of Otis Rush, who was born south of Philadelphia in Neshoba County in 1935. His music, shaped by the hardships and troubles of his early life in Mississippi, . . . — Map (db m140850) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — Philadelphia Historic District
Located primarily along Holland and Poplar Avenues between Main and Rose Streets, the Philadelphia historic district is an important residential neighborhood that shows the prosperity enjoyed by this city during the early 20th century. Most of these . . . — Map (db m93140) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Philadelphia — The Neshoba County Fair Pavilion
This Pavilion was constructed in 1914 as a shelter for gatherings and a venue for entertainment and public speaking; it continues to serve these purposes for the Fair as well as provide a location for selected events in the off season. Entertainment . . . — Map (db m140940) HM
Mississippi (Neshoba County), Union — Boler's Inn
Built by Wesley Boler in 1835. Used as stage coach inn on the Jackson Road. During Civil War Gen. Wm. T. Sherman spent the night here during raid of February, 1864. — Map (db m140951) HM

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