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Historical Markers in Panola County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Panola County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Panola County, MS (10) Lafayette County, MS (26) Quitman County, MS (4) Tallahatchie County, MS (14) Tate County, MS (7) Tunica County, MS (10) Yalobusha County, MS (7)  PanolaCounty(10) Panola County (10)  LafayetteCounty(26) Lafayette County (26)  QuitmanCounty(4) Quitman County (4)  TallahatchieCounty(14) Tallahatchie County (14)  TateCounty(7) Tate County (7)  TunicaCounty(10) Tunica County (10)  YalobushaCounty(7) Yalobusha County (7)
Batesville and Sardis are both the county seat for Panola County
Adjacent to Panola County, Mississippi
      Lafayette County (26)  
      Quitman County (4)  
      Tallahatchie County (14)  
      Tate County (7)  
      Tunica County (10)  
      Yalobusha County (7)  
 
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1Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — Bates House
This timber framed Greek Revival-style house, built in the mid-1850s, was constructed from hand-hewn lumber and connected with wooden pegs. The Bates House was the home of Rev. James Wesley Bates, a Methodist minister and railroad Conductor, for . . . Map (db m85260) HM
2Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — Batesville
In September 1857 the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad arrived here, drawing businesses and residents from nearby Panola, also known as Panola Landing, a port on the south bank of the Tallahatchie River. The new railroad hub was named . . . Map (db m173899) HM
3Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — Batesville MoundsMississippi Mound Trail
Seven mounds were originally recorded at the Batesville site. Of these, two remain intact. Mound B is a rectangular platform mound nine feet high; Mound C is a conical and stands 20 feet high. Mounds A and D have been greatly reduced by plowing but . . . Map (db m102575) HM
4Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — Dr. King Visits Batesville
On Tuesday, March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of his aides came to Batesville to enlist participants in a planned Washington camp-in. While in Batesville, Dr. King spoke at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to explain how the . . . Map (db m85264) HM
5Mississippi (Panola County), Batesville — St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Built in 1895 by Andrew Johnson, St. Stephens was used as a church until the late 1930s and was deconsecrated after 1940. Since then, the building has housed the American Legion Post #118, the city library, and a voting precinct and served as a . . . Map (db m85268) HM
6Mississippi (Panola County), Como — Como
Named for Lake Como, Italy. First settled in 1832 by George Tait. Moved in 1857 to Tait property near railroad. Called Como Depot until 1906. Birthplace of Stark Young, famous author.Map (db m102670) HM
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7Mississippi (Panola County), Como — 71 — Mississippi Fred McDowell
Front Fred McDowell, a seminal figure in Mississippi hill country blues, was one of the most vibrant performers of the 1960s blues revival. McDowell (c. 1906-1972) was a sharecropper and local entertainer in 1959 when he made his first . . . Map (db m102873) HM
8Mississippi (Panola County), Como — 172 — Napolian Strickland
Front Napolian Strickland (1924-2001) was one of Mississippi's most gifted musicians in the fife and drum and country blues traditions. A lifelong resident of the Como-Senatobia area, Strickland excelled on the homemade cane fife and . . . Map (db m102874) HM
9Mississippi (Panola County), Como — 82 — Otha Turner
Front The African American fife and drum tradition in north Mississippi stretches back to the 1800s and is often noted for its similarities to African music. Its best known exponent, Otha (or Othar) Turner (c. 1908-2003), presided over . . . Map (db m102872) HM
10Mississippi (Panola County), Sardis — Sardis
The home of John W. Kyle, state Supreme Court Justice, and Andrew Johnson, noted architect; Sardis began ca. 1844 as a tiny log school and preaching house. Incorp. in 1866, it became the seat of Panola County in 1871.Map (db m102672) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022