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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Lamar County, Mississippi
Adjacent to Lamar County, Mississippi
► Covington County (7) ► Forrest County (26) ► Jefferson Davis County (0) ► Marion County (8) ► Pearl River County (8)
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|The last bare knuckle prize fight was fought here on Richburg Hill July 8, 1889.
John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the seventy fifth round to retain the World Heavyweight Championship.
John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain were both . . . — — Map (db m118378) HM|
|Area to south, originally part of French Louisiana became W. Florida under England & Spain. After West Florida Revolution annexed by U.S. & in 1812 added to Miss. Territory. — — Map (db m97104) HM|
| Scene of destructive tornado on April 24, 1908. Forty-seven people were killed and more than 300 injured. Over half of the homes were destroyed. Property damage was great. — — Map (db m118379) HM|