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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hinds County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Hinds County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hinds County, MS (196) Claiborne County, MS (130) Copiah County, MS (16) Madison County, MS (24) Rankin County, MS (16) Simpson County, MS (9) Warren County, MS (486) Yazoo County, MS (18)  HindsCounty(196) Hinds County (196)  ClaiborneCounty(130) Claiborne County (130)  CopiahCounty(16) Copiah County (16)  MadisonCounty(24) Madison County (24)  RankinCounty(16) Rankin County (16)  SimpsonCounty(9) Simpson County (9)  WarrenCounty(486) Warren County (486)  YazooCounty(18) Yazoo County (18)
Jackson and Raymond are both the county seat for Hinds County
Adjacent to Hinds County, Mississippi
      Claiborne County (130)  
      Copiah County (16)  
      Madison County (24)  
      Rankin County (16)  
      Simpson County (9)  
      Warren County (486)  
      Yazoo County (18)  
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1Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — Champion's Hill
Located 4.4 mi. S.W., is site of crucial battle in the Vicksburg defense, May 16, 1863. Grant, cutting off Johnston's relief, drove Pemberton from this hill across Big Black River.Map (db m89736) HM
2Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — 175 — Charley Patton Birthplace
Mississippi blues master Charley Patton was born on this property when it was known as Herring's Place, according to Bolton bluesman Sam Chatmon. Patton's birthdate has often been reported as April 1891, but other sources cite earlier dates, . . . Map (db m80015) HM
3Mississippi (Hinds County), Bolton — 176 — The Chatmon FamilyMississippi Sheiks
Front The Henderson Chatmon family, which produced some of Mississippi's most important blues and string band musicians, lived near this site on Texas Street in 1900. Henderson's sons Armenter, better known as "Bo Carter" and Sam . . . Map (db m90192) HM
4Mississippi (Hinds County), Cayuga — 11 — Final Plans at Cayuga
Grant established his headquarters here on May 10, remaining two days. On May 11, Tuttle's and Steele's divisions of the XV Corps passed through Cayuga and the XIII Corps camps at Fivemile Creek to Auburn, three and a half miles northeast. Lacking . . . Map (db m103887) HM
5Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — A Narrow Escape
The Battle on Champion Hill raged back and forth for hours, earning the site a reputation as "the hill of death." As more Union reinforcements arrived, Pemberton gave the order to retreat. With Pemberton's army in danger of being trapped, a . . . Map (db m109561) HM
6Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — A Refugee Family
As the Civil War moved into the Deep South, many people fled the shifting war front. Two coinciding events encouraged Henry Coker to become a refugee: the death of his wife and the approach of the Union navy, steaming up the Mississippi . . . Map (db m109563) HM
7Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Bowen's Counterattack
On the morning of May 16, 1863, Gen. Pemberton placed his three Confederate divisions along a two-mile front extending from the Raymond Road on the south to the Middle Road on the north - Loring on the right, Bowen in the center and Stevenson on . . . Map (db m109210) HM
8Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Champion Hill Battlefield
Champion Hill Battlefield has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . Map (db m109300) HM
9Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Chicago Mercantile Battery - Artillery in the Yard
Artillery used the crest of this ridge throughout the battle. From here Confederate guns commanded the Raymond Road, preventing a Union advance from the right. Late in the afternoon, the Confederates deployed closer to Bakers Creek, and . . . Map (db m109565) HM
10Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — Site of the 3rd Battery, Ohio Light ArtilleryShock and Awe
"I found General Hovey's command drawn up in line of battle, his right resting on the left of the main road, the enemy, as I learned, having been discovered in force strongly posted on a high ridge known as Champion's Hill, and apparently well . . . Map (db m109310) HM
11Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Battle of Champion HillFight for the Crossroads
The Crossroads is a junction formed by the Middle Road from the east, the Ratliff plantation road from the south and the Jackson Road from the north as it descends from the crest of Champion Hill and turns west. At 1:30 p.m. on May 16, 1863, Federal . . . Map (db m109298) HM
12Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Death of General Tilghman
General Lloyd Tilghman, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, settled in Kentucky after the Mexican War. In October, 1861, Tilghman was commissioned Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. At Champion Hill he led a brigade whose . . . Map (db m109556) HM
13Mississippi (Hinds County), Champion Hill — The Hill of Death
"I cannot think of this bloody hill without sadness and pride. Sadness for the great loss of my true and gallant men; pride for the heroic bravery they displayed. No prouder division ever met as vastly superior foe and fought with more . . . Map (db m109305) HM
14Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — “Love is Immortal”
This boulder is erected by the Mississippi College Rifles Chapter U. D. C. in grateful memory of the 104 men who went out from this college as Company E; 18th Mississippi Regiment, April 23, 1861. J. W. Welborn, Capt., Cuddie . . . Map (db m90391) HM
15Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Benjamin Whitfield
Pioneer Baptist minister who, in 1824, settled in Hinds Co. and organ. Union Church in the Society Ridge Com. A founder of the Miss. Bapt. Conv. in 1836, he influenced that body to acquire Miss. Coll. in 1850.Map (db m89733) HM
16Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Charles Caldwell Assassination
Charles Caldwell, Republican leader during Reconstruction, was assassinated outside Clinton's Store on the northeast corner of Leake and Jefferson Streets on December 30, 1875. Caldwell, a former slave, was a delegate to the 1868 State . . . Map (db m89731) HM
17Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Clinton
Governor Walter Leake built his home, Mount Salus, in 1825. The Mount Salus post office was authorized that year and renamed Clinton in 1828 to honor Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York. In 1828-30 the state legislature considered . . . Map (db m115383) HM
18Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Clinton Cemetery
Established ca. 1800, the Clinton Cemetery is one of the oldest in central Mississippi. Buried here are families of pioneer settlers, ten college presidents, and sixty-three Confederate soldiers.Map (db m69598) HM
19Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Cowles Mead Cemetery
Like many of his generation, Mead came from the east seeking opportunity in the Mississippi Territory. He owned a tavern on the Old Trace near Natchez and held several political offices, including acting governor in 1806. During this time, he . . . Map (db m69679) HM
20Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Dr. Walter Hillman
Walter Hillman was President of the Central Female Institute from 1855 to 1887 and of Mississippi College from 1867 to 1873. During the Civil War he saved many Clintonians from starvation by requesting rations from General Sherman. When Charles . . . Map (db m103744) HM
21Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — East Clinton Historic District
Composed largely of residential structures built ca. 1870-1940, this district includes E. College, E. Main, Landrum and New Prospect Streets. Parts of the district were included in the 1829 town plan. Listed in the National Register . . . Map (db m115386) HM
22Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — East Clinton Historic District
Composed largely of residential structures built ca. 1870-1940, this district includes E. College, E. Main, Landrum and New Prospect Streets. Parts of the district were included in the 1829 town plan. Listed in the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m115389) HM
23Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Hillman College
Following the closure of the female department at Mississippi College in 1851, the Central Baptist Association founded the Central Female Institute on this site in 1853. The institute provided primary and secondary education, as well as a two-year . . . Map (db m103743) HM
24Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Indian Trading Post
Operated at junction of Natchez Trace & Old Vicksburg Rd. by Robert H. Bell (1783-1835) & his "yellow man Vincent," freed by Bell's will in 1835. Bell-Vincent Scholarship, Millsaps College, endowed with funds from the sale of this land, memorializes . . . Map (db m50873) HM
25Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Mississippi College
Founded 1826, is oldest of Mississippi senior colleges. Under Baptist control. Was first coeducational college to grant degree to a woman. Famed for producing many a leader in church and state.Map (db m89732) HM
26Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Natchez Trace Crossing
This stone marks the crossing of the Natchez Trace, pioneer highway of Mississippi Territory, blazed through the forest during the administration of Gov. W.C.C. Clairborne. Over it marched the Tennessee troops to join Andrew Jackson in 1812. . . . Map (db m115391) HM
27Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Olde Town Historic District
The lots and streets from the original survey of 1829 are known today as Olde Towne Clinton. In 1824, Charles Lawson, a federal land surveyor, purchased land in Hinds County. After his death in 1826, his nephew and heir, Charles Lawson Jr., . . . Map (db m178441) HM
28Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church
Walter Hillman and Consider Parish led a congregation of former slaves in forming Pleasant Green Baptist Church in 1870. The church, under Reverend Dunbar, met in the Mississippi College chapel before relocating to a lot east of the chapel. The . . . Map (db m148592) HM
29Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Roy Burkett Field
On September 25, 1970. Roy Burkett Field was officially dedicated. Once the site of a small lake, Roy Burkett Field wasn't the largest or fanciest football stadium in Mississippi. But it was the home of the Clinton Arrows and you won't find . . . Map (db m178453) HM
30Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Tanglewood
Tanglewood was originally built ca. 1845 on Norrell Road, then just south of Clinton, by Andrew and Nancy Thomas for their daughter Mary Jane and her husband, James A. Criddle. By 1876 Tanglewood had come into the ownership of Captain William Lewis . . . Map (db m89730) HM
31Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — The Cedars
Built ca. 1835, this Greek Revival house is one of the oldest in Hinds Co. U.S. Grant passed by enroute to Civil War siege of V'burg, 1863. This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m115290) HM
32Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — The Clinton Duel
On January 12, 1836, Isaac Caldwell, a former law partner of Senator George Poindexter, fought a duel with Samuel Gwin, a protégé of Andrew Jackson. The duel was the result of a lengthy political quarrel that began in 1830, when the senator blocked . . . Map (db m119217) HM
33Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — 32 — The Clinton Massacre — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
On September 4, 1875, a political rally and debate turned violent on the grounds of the former Moss Hill plantation, near downtown Clinton. An exchange of gunfire between White Democrats and Black Republicans left seven dead and dozens . . . Map (db m184616) HM
34Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — The Clinton Riot
On September 4, 1875, Charles Caldwell, a former slave and Republican state senator, organized a political rally at “Moses Hill." Firing erupted during the rally, attended by more than 1,500 blacks and about 75 whites, including some white . . . Map (db m115338) HM
35Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — The Spring Hotel
One of the best-known early inns was the Spring Hotel, named for the clear spring at its base. The spring had a marble basin and was enclosed in brick. In 1825, Landy Lindsey constructed a log tavern with two main rooms, a narrow hall, and . . . Map (db m178586) HM
36Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Town Spring
This spring and the surrounding land were purchased from the United States government in 1823 by Charles Lawson, a surveyor in the federal land offices in Jackson. In 1825, access to the spring was given to Landy Lindsey, owner of the nearby . . . Map (db m178439) HM
37Mississippi (Hinds County), Clinton — Town Spring
The abundance of fresh water made Clinton a popular resting place for travelers on the Natchez Trace. For centuries, the spring located at this site supplied water to Native Americans and overland travelers from the North and East, as well as . . . Map (db m178584) HM
38Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Architecture and Renovations
What you see here is a reconstruction of the 1852 house built by the Cokers. Efforts to fully restore the original house were not successful. In order to save the structure, the house was dismantled and the salvaged materials were used in the . . . Map (db m110131) HM
39Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Big Black River Bridge
After the defeat at Champion Hill, Confederate forces retreated to the Big Black River on the night of May 16, 1863. Here, Generals John Bowen and John Vaughn defended the east bank of the river and the bridge. On May 17, Federal forces under Gen. . . . Map (db m80679) HM
40Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Champion House Site
In 1853, the land now known as Champion Hill was given to Sid and Matilda Champion as a wedding present from her father, Eli Montgomery. They erected a two-story white-frame house along the Jackson Road that overlooked the railroad. In 1862, Sid . . . Map (db m86780) HM
41Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Change of Plans
On May 12, 1863, Grant made his headquarters here at Dillon's Farm with Sherman's XV Corps. At Raymond, five and a half miles east along Fourteenmile Creek, McPherson's XVII Corps, with 12,000 men, defeated 3,000 Confederates under John Gregg. Grant . . . Map (db m80242) HM
42Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Contested Crossing
On the morning of May 12, 1863, Grant and Sherman arrived here with two divisions of the XV Corps and found the bridge across Fourteenmile Creek ablaze. A brisk firefight ensued between a detachment of Wirt Adams' Mississippi cavalry, posted . . . Map (db m178365) HM
43Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — Lloyd Tilghman
Lloyd Tilgham Brigadier General C.S.A. Commanding First Brigade Loring's Division Killed here the afternoon of May 16, 1863, near the close of the Battle of Champion's Hill.Map (db m86785) HM
44Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — North to the Railroads
On May 12, 1863, after Grant and two divisions of the XV Corps marched past, three divisions of the XIII Corps turned here onto the Telegraph Road. Four miles north, they met a portion of the 1st Missouri (Dismounted) Cavalry at Whitaker's Ford. . . . Map (db m80290) HM
45Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — The Coker House and the Battle of Champion Hill
The Coker House is the only remaining structure on grounds where the pivotal Battle of Champion Hill was fought on May 16, 1863. Located on the southern margin of the battlefield, the house sustained fire from both Union and . . . Map (db m110129) HM
46Mississippi (Hinds County), Edwards — The Vicksburg Campaign
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Abraham Lincoln. "The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." The United States government had to control the lower Mississippi River in order to move agricultural . . . Map (db m110132) HM
47Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 217 W. Capitol
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48Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — A Bench By The Road
"There is no place you or I can go, to think about or not think about, to summon the presences of, or recollect the absences of slaves; nothing that reminds us of the ones who made the journey and of those who did not make it. There is no . . . Map (db m178607) HM
49Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 87 — Ace Records
Ace Records, founded in 1955 by Johnny Vincent (1925-2000), was the most successful Mississippi-based label of the 1950s and 1960s. Ace’s extensive catalog of blues, R&B, pop, rock, and soul included records by Mississippi blues artists Arthur . . . Map (db m49681) HM
50Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Belhaven Historic District
The Belhaven neighborhood developed north of the city as Jackson's first suburb. Composed of more than 1,300 historic structures dating from as early as 1904, Belhaven is Mississippi's largest historic district. The neighborhood includes . . . Map (db m115394) HM
51Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Belhaven Historic District
The Belhaven neighborhood developed north of the city as Jackson's first suburb. Composed of more than 1,300 historic structures dating from as early as 1904, Belhaven is Mississippi's largest historic district. The neighborhood includes a wide . . . Map (db m119596) HM
52Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Belhaven University
Belhaven College for Young Ladies was founded in 1883 at the estate of Senator Jones S. Hamilton and named for his Scottish home, “Bel Haven," translated "Beautiful Home." Fire destroyed the College in 1894 and again in 1910 before it was . . . Map (db m133851) HM
53Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 57 — Bobby Rush
Front Bobby Rush, a Louisiana native who lived for decades in Chicago, earned the title “king of the chitlin circuit” after relocating to Jackson in the early 1980s. Rush's distinctive “folk funk” style, featured . . . Map (db m109296) HM
54Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 28 — Bombings in Jewish Community — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front Rabbi Perry Nussbaum came to Beth Israel in 1954 and was an important voice for racial justice. Working with diverse ministers, he helped found the Committee of Concern, raising money for black churches burned by the Klan. In 1967, . . . Map (db m133848) HM
55Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Boyd House "The Oaks"
Built ca. 1853 for James H. Boyd, Mayor of Jackson, 1842, 1844, 1850, and 1858. One of the few homes to survive the Civil War, the Greek Revival house is listed on National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m115286) HM
56Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — C.M. and I. College
Est. 1897 as Christ's Holiness School; moved to this site in 1907. Chartered as Christ Missionary & Industrial College in 1908. Teaches religious, academic, and vocational curriculum for grades 1-12+.Map (db m115292) HM
57Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 19 — Capitol Rally — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front On June 26, 1966, James Meredith's "March Against Fear" — led by Stokely Carmichael. Martin Luther King, Jr., Floyd McKissick, and others after Meredith was shot and wounded — ended its three-week trek from Memphis . . . Map (db m89745) HM
58Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Carter Jewelers
Established in 1849 by Carl J. Von Seutter as the Carl J. Von Seutter Jewelry and Art Emporium, this business was once located in the Majestic Arcade Building on Capitol Street. In 1918, one of Von Seutter's employees, John C. Carter, purchased the . . . Map (db m51181) HM
59Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 100 — Cassandra Wilson
~Front~ Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson, a native of Jackson, is known for her broad explorations of various forms of music, including the blues. Her recordings include versions of songs by Delta blues artists Robert . . . Map (db m72134) HM
60Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Central Station1904 - 1979
This building was constructed in 1904 as the original fire station for the first paid City of Jackson Fire Department. With numerous additions, now removed, it served the city for almost seventy five years. Abandoned for three years, listed on . . . Map (db m109406) HM
61Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Charge of the 2nd Michigan
During the Civil War siege of Jackson, on July 11, 1863, Union soldiers in the 2nd Michigan Infantry staged an impromptu assault on the city's fortifications. Advancing south through what is today eastern Belhaven, they overran a campsite . . . Map (db m115337) HM
62Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Church of Christ (Holiness) U.S.A.
This denomination, which has over 160 member churches in the U.S., was founded ca. 1896 in Jackson by the Rev. Charles Price Jones, preacher, evangelist, and prolific writer of religious songs.Map (db m105598) HM
63Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 23 — COFO Central Offices — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front From this building, COFO (Council of Federated Organizations) coordinated efforts of SNCC, NAACP, CORE, SCLC, and other activist groups from early 1963 through early 1965. Clarksdale's Aaron Henry was COFO president. Bob . . . Map (db m115397) HM
64Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Confederate Burial Ground
Over 450 Confederate soldiers who died in and around Jackson during the Civil War are buried here. Their names are known but not the exact site of each grave, as some were reburied here from graves where they fell. As Jackson awaited the final . . . Map (db m105596) HM
65Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Council of Federated Organizations (COFO)
Founded in 1961, COFO combined the Civil Rights efforts of the Congress of Racial Equality. NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and local groups under one umbrella. COFO's grassroots . . . Map (db m115333) HM
66Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 135 — Edwards Hotel
Constructed in 1923 and renamed the King Edward Hotel in 1954, the Edwards Hotel was the site of temporary studios set up by OKeh Records in 1930 and the American Record Corporation in 1935 to record blues artists Bo Carter, Robert Wilkins, Joe . . . Map (db m49680) HM
67Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Eudora Welty — Mississippi Writers Trail —
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the French Legion of Honor, Eudora Welty typically drew upon her native state for the settings of her fiction. Mississippi's hill country, its Natchez Trace and Delta, Welty's . . . Map (db m133916) HM
68Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Eudora Welty House
Eudora Welty (1909-2001), one of the most acclaimed writers of the twentieth century, lived in this house for seventy six years. This house was built by Welty's parents, Christian and Chestina Welty, in 1925. Eudora Welty wrote all of her major . . . Map (db m91895) HM
69Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Eudora Welty HouseNational Historic Landmark
Eudora Welty House has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America 2004 National Park Service United . . . Map (db m130168) HM
70Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Fairview Inn
Built ca. 1908 as a private residence for Cyrus C. Warren, vice president of the Warren-Godwin Lumber Company, this Colonial Revival mansion was designed by the Chicago architectural firm of Spencer & Powers. Known as the Warren- Gunter . . . Map (db m115367) HM
71Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — First Presbyterian Church
Organized by five Jacksonians in 1837. Under the leadership of Rev. L.D. Halsey, a church building was constructed herein 1845-46 on land purchased from the state. Utilized for Christian worship until 1951.Map (db m107069) HM
72Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Fortenberry-Parkman Farm
This typical family farmstead was in operation from 1860 to 1960. The buildings were moved from Jefferson Davis Co. in 1981 and restored through the generosity of the family, friends and county supervisors.Map (db m69944) HM
73Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Fortification Street
Fortification Street is situated along a section line from the 1820 Choctaw Cession that became Jackson's northern city limit by act of Mississippi's General Assembly in 1821. The area was surveyed by U.S. General Thomas Hinds and Judge Peter . . . Map (db m178435) HM
74Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — G.I. Subdivision
To assist returning veterans of WWII, the Mississippi Legislature set aside 153 acres for low-cost house sites. Then known as the "Old Asylum Land," the parcels were sold by lottery in September, 1948. Streets in the subdivision bear . . . Map (db m115370) HM
75Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Galloway Memorial
Methodist Episcopal Church South. First M.E. Church South erected A.D. 1838. Present building erected A.D. 1913-1915. Dedicated to the memory of Bishop Charles B. GallowayMap (db m105561)
76Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church(Originally, First Methodist)
This edifice ~ a memorial to Bishop Charles Betts Galloway ~ houses descendants of Jackson's first Christian congregation, worshipping on this site since 1839.Map (db m105560) HM
77Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Gillespie Farm
In 1850, Captain William M. Gillespie (1823-1893) moved to Jackson and purchased forty acres on the “Canton Dirt Road” (modern-day North State Street) for $840. Gillespie's country estate was bounded by present-day Arlington Street, Hazel . . . Map (db m178430) HM
78Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — GM&O Depot
History of the GM&O Depot Known at the date of its closing as the GM&O Depot, this passenger depot was constructed in 1927 by the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad (NOGN) and later served the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad (GM&N) as . . . Map (db m115146) HM
79Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Greater Mt. Calvary Chapel
Originally built by Our Redeemer Lutheran Evangelical Church, this Colonial Revival- style chapel was constructed in 1932 and was the first church located in one of Jackson's earliest subdivisions. In the 1960s, a new church was built adjacent . . . Map (db m178423) HM
80Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Greenwood Cemetery
Greenwood Cemetery is the oldest landmark in Jackson. Authorized by the Mississippi Legislature on January 1, 1823, it was later expanded from six to twenty-two acres and given its present name. Among those buried here are numerous governors, public . . . Map (db m51179) HM
81Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Greenwood Cemetery
A land grant from the federal government to the state of Mississippi, November 28, 1821, established this cemetery, which is Jackson’s oldest landmark. The General Assembly ordered a commission composed of the Governor, Secretary, Auditor and . . . Map (db m131003) HM
82Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 5 — Greyhound Bus Station — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
(front) On May 28, 1961, a Greyhound bus with nine Freedom Riders aboard arrived here, the third group of Riders into Jackson. The first two came on Trailways buses May 24. That summer 329 people were arrested in Jackson for integrating . . . Map (db m82000) HM
83Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 204 — H.C. Speir
(side 1) Henry Columbus (H.C.) Speir (1895-1972) played a crucial role in the recording of dozens of blues, country and gospel artists in the 1920s and 30s. In his position as owner of Speir Phonograph Company, founded here at 225 N. . . . Map (db m148590) HM
84Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Hawkins Field Terminal
Originally constructed in 1936 by the WPA and designed by the Jackson firm of Hull and Drummond, the Hawkins Field Terminal was enlarged in 1941 and expanded again in the mid-1950s. Hawkins Field was created as the Jackson Municipal Airport in . . . Map (db m178424) HM
85Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 104 — Ishmon Bracey
~Front~ One of the earliest blues musicians from Mississippi to make recordings, Ishmon Bracey (1899-1970) is buried in the nearby Willow Park Cemetery. In the 1920s and '30s Bracey was a leading bluesman in the Jackson area and . . . Map (db m71512) HM
86Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Jackson City Hall
Built 1846-47 by slave labor, of handmade brick. Original cost $7,505.58. John Oldham, Mayor - Will Gibbon, Arch. Used as hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers during War Between the States, this building was spared when the town, having . . . Map (db m49682) HM
87Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 25 — Jackson Municipal Library Sit-In — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front On March 27, 1961, nine African American Tougaloo students quietly sat in at the Jackson Municipal Library, which served only white patrons. Police ordered them to Carver Library, the "colored" library, and when they refused, . . . Map (db m109294) HM
88Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 6 — Jackson State Tragedy — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Tragedy struck Jackson State College on May 15, 1970, when Jackson police and Mississippi Highway Patrol officers suppressed student unrest with intense gunfire. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green were killed and many injured when bullets . . . Map (db m178451) HM
89Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 6a — Jackson State Tragedy — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Tragedy struck Jackson State College on May 15, 1970, when Jackson police and Mississippi Highway Patrol officers suppressed student unrest with intense gunfire. Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green were killed and many injured when . . . Map (db m109209) HM
90Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Jitney 14
The Jitney Jungle grocery store chain was founded in 1919 by the McCarty and Holman families. In 1933, Jitney No. 14 held its grand opening in this Tudor Revival building designed by Emmett Hull. The building, called "The English Village," . . . Map (db m115335) HM
91Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Kate McWillie Powers Memorial
A gift of R.V. Powers in 1917 enabled the Mississippi Children's Home Society, est. 1912, to build on this site "The Kate McWillie Powers Memorial", a home for children in the care of the Society. In 1997, the Society dedicated this campus as a . . . Map (db m115284) HM
92Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Kennington's Mansion
Robert Estes Kennington was one of Jackson's wealthiest merchants in the early 1900s. In 1912, he chose this hill north of the city to build "Kenwood," a grand brick mansion on extensive grounds including a tennis court, lake, formal . . . Map (db m115336) HM
93Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Lampton Estate
This Georgian Revival home was designed by architect Bem Price and built by Isaac C. Garber in 1913, for Mary D. (Terrell) and Thad B. Lampton, prominent businessman and banker who served as the state treasurer under Governor Longino. The estate . . . Map (db m133854) HM
94Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge
Named in honor of Grand Master Thomas W. Stringer, founder of Prince Hall Masonry in Mississippi, who served as Grand Master from 1867 to 1893. Dedicated on May 30, 1955, with an address given by civil rights activist and future Supreme . . . Map (db m115332) HM
95Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 35 — Malaco Records
Front Malaco Records, one of America’s foremost labels in the fields of southern soul, blues, and gospel, was founded at this site in 1967. Malaco’s studio was the first state-of-the-art recording facility in Mississippi. The label . . . Map (db m90193) HM
96Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Manship House
Built in 1857 by Charles Henry Manship, the Manship House is an excellent example of a Gothic Revival “cottage villa" inspired by A.J. Downing's The Architecture of Country Houses. Manship (1812-1895) was the mayor of Jackson during the Civil . . . Map (db m178427) HM
97Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Margaret Walker — Mississippi Writers Trail —
Born July 7, 1915, in Birmingham, Alabama, Margaret Abigail Walker grew up in a sophisticated Black family in New Orleans. After attending Northwestern University, she joined the WPA in Depression- era Chicago, where she met some of the day's . . . Map (db m178376) HM
98Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — 2 — Medgar Evers Home — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front Medgar and Myrlie Evers moved into this home with their children - Darrell and Reena - in 1955 after Medgar became Mississippi's first NAACP Field Secretary. Son Van was born in 1960. Evers was an outspoken activist for . . . Map (db m115401) HM
99Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — Merci Train MemorialHistory of the Merci Train — 40 & 8 Boxcar —
This boxcar is one of 49 gift-filled rail cars that composed the Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train, sent to the American people in 1949 by the citizens of France. The gift of the Merci Train was a spontaneous act of gratitude for . . . Map (db m96574) HM WM
100Mississippi (Hinds County), Jackson — MFWC Headquarters
The Mississippi Federation of Women’s Clubs, organized in 1898 in Kosciusko, moved into this headquarters building in 1936. Designed by architect Robert Naef and built by the Works Projects Administration, the structure is of the Georgian-Revival . . . Map (db m72679) HM

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