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

Smith County Mississippi Historical Markers

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By Robert M. Cook, Jr., July 16, 2012
Center Ridge School Marker
Mississippi (Smith County), Raleigh — Center Ridge School
Center Ridge School, established in the late 19th century, was located at this site. A white, framed building, the school served the Center Ridge community until 1956, when it was consolidated with a nearby school. The Unity United Methodist Church, . . . — Map (db m57557) HM
Mississippi (Smith County), Taylorsville — John Crowe Ransom
A noted poet, editor, and educator, John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) was one of a group of southern agrarian poets known as the Fugitives. Ransom's first teaching position, at age 17, was at Taylorsville High School (1905-1906). He later became a . . . — Map (db m59303) HM
Mississippi (Smith County), Taylorsville — Watkins Museum
Constructed in 1901, this rectangular wood-frame building served as the Taylorsville Signal newspaper office until the late 1960s. Hattie and Marie Watkins took over the newspaper in 1930 after the death of their father, James Thomas Watkins, . . . — Map (db m126796) HM

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May. 25, 2020