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Historical Markers in Pike County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Pike 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 Pike County, MS (32) Amite County, MS (15) Lincoln County, MS (27) Walthall County, MS (5) Tangipahoa Parish, LA (32) Washington Parish, LA (12)  PikeCounty(32) Pike County (32)  AmiteCounty(15) Amite County (15)  LincolnCounty(27) Lincoln County (27)  WalthallCounty(5) Walthall County (5)  TangipahoaParishLouisiana(32) Tangipahoa Parish (32)  WashingtonParish(12) Washington Parish (12)
Magnolia is the county seat for Pike County
Adjacent to Pike County, Mississippi
      Amite County (15)  
      Lincoln County (27)  
      Walthall County (5)  
      Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana (32)  
      Washington Parish, Louisiana (12)  
 
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1Mississippi (Pike County), Gillsburg — Lynyrd Skynyrd Crash Site Memorial
Panel 1 Pre Crash: Rise of the Simple Man In 1964 Lynyrd Skynyrd began humbly in Jacksonville, Florida. The founding members jokingly named the band after a gym coach, Leonard Skinner. Eventually, after numerous police interruptions of . . . Map (db m146841) HM
2Mississippi (Pike County), Holmesville — Holmesville
Two mi. N. Named for Maj. A.H. Holmes; second county seat of Pike Co., 1816-1875. It declined when bypassed by railroad, 1857. Cemetery contains graves of Rev. War soldier Peter Quin and other early settlers.Map (db m122616) HM
3Mississippi (Pike County), Holmesville — Holmesville Cemetery
This public burial ground was established in 1823 on land donated by Colonel Peter Quin. Jr. for Holmesville, which became the seat of Pike County in the Mississippi Territory in 1816. The first burial was that of Lucretia Quin, the infant . . . Map (db m201279) HM
4Mississippi (Pike County), Holmesville — Old Pike County Chancery Clerk's Office
Pike County was formed on December 9, 1815; carved out of Marion County. Her first Seat of Justice was located in the bustling community of Holmesville (Ratified by the Mississippi General Assembly n December 11, 1816). Situated on the Bogue . . . Map (db m129213) HM
5Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Confederate Soldiers 1861-1865
During the Civil War, The Central House Hotel that was located near the railroad was converted to a hospital. When more than 200 soldiers died there from wounds or disease, they were buried here. Many of the men are unidentified. Civil War veterans . . . Map (db m102961) HM
6Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Harper Baptist Seminary
Harper Baptist Seminary was organized here in 1941. The school's origin can be traced to Harper Baptist College, formerly located near Gloster in Amite County. Named in honor of Dr. Simon Harper, a former slave and community leader, the college was . . . Map (db m102866) HM
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7Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Pike County Courthouse
Pike County, named for Zebulon Pike, was organized in 1815. In 1875, the county seat was moved from Holmesville to Magnolia, and a courthouse was built the next year. All records were lost when the wood-frame building burned in 1881. Rebuilt in . . . Map (db m49943) HM
8Mississippi (Pike County), Magnolia — Sherman Line Rosenwald School
The Sherman Line Rosenwald School was established in 1928 for the education of black youth in the Sherman community from Pike and Amite counties. Partial funding for the school was provided by the Julius Rosenwald Fund, while the land was . . . Map (db m201231) HM
9Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 1883 "Club Car Dixie" Office Car
McComb's office car originally known as the "Club Car Dixie," was built in 1883 by the Jackson and Sharp Co. of Wilmington, DE for the Vicksburg and Meridian Railway which became the Alabama and Vicksburg Railway in 1889. After being renumbered . . . Map (db m201299) HM
10Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Aluminum Refrigerator Car #51000
Dancing in the street accompanied the inauguration of this unique refrigerator car that was fabricated here in the McComb shop. Construction began on car #51000 on August 12, 1946 and was completed on September 25 1946, as a one-of-a-kind . . . Map (db m202648) HM
11Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Bo DiddleyDecember 30, 1938 - June 2, 2008
In the 1950s, as a founder of rock 'n' roll, Bo Diddley helped to reshape the sound of popular music worldwide. His original style of rhythm and blues influenced generations of musicians. He was one of rock's most influential artists because he had . . . Map (db m201232) HM
12Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 23 — Bo Diddley
Front Acclaimed as the father of rock and roll, Bo Diddley (Ellas Bates McDaniel) was born near Magnolia, south of McComb, on December 30, 1928. Diddley wrote and recorded such hits as "I'm A Man", "Bo Diddley', "Say Man" and "I'm a . . . Map (db m104326) HM
13Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 15 — C.C. Bryant — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Side 1 Elected president of the Pike County branch of the NAACP in 1954, Curtis Conway Bryant (1917-2001) played a major role in early civil rights activism of southwest Mississippi. He campaigned to expand membership in the NAACP, led large . . . Map (db m108990) HM
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14Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Caboose #9384
For over 100 years the caboose was as much a part of the freight train as the locomotive. Placed at the end of the train, the caboose was home to the conductor brakeman and flagman providing a vantage point for trainmen to watch for signs of . . . Map (db m201241) HM
15Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Creation of Pike County
On December 9, 1815, the General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory created Pike County from a portion of Marion County and named the new county in honor of Brig. Gen. Zebulon M. Pike, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The first . . . Map (db m101510) HM
16Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Henry Quin Home
Built in 1811 by Henry Quin, son of early settlers, Peter and Judith Robinson Quin, and grandfather of Congressman Percy Quin. Nearby is first painted residence to be erected in Pike County.Map (db m108943) HM
17Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — J.A. Jones Consolidated School
Org. 1906 on land donated by Jones for the consolidation of Bacot, Curtis and Felder Schools. Bethany School added in 1921 when Jones School was moved to this site. Served the Friendship Comm. until 1975.Map (db m201234) HM
18Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Lynyrd Skynyrd Memorial
This marker is presented to Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center in grateful appreciation to rescuers and caregivers for the tremendous care provided to the twenty survivors of the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band Airline Crash, October 20, 1977. . . . Map (db m202905) HM
19Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — McComb
Chartered 1872. Named for Col. H.S. McComb, I.C. Ry. president who established shops here. J.J.White Lumber Co. set-up 1893. McComb Female Inst., est. 1894, now Belhaven College.Map (db m108901) HM
20Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Railway Post Office Car
The railway post office car #95 is one of the seven of its class built in 1914 by the Pullman Company for the ICRR, and is thought to be the only survivor in its original state. Usually six postal employees, not railroad workers, were on board to . . . Map (db m201652) HM
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21Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Steam Locomotive #2542
Locomotive #2542 — a mountain type locomotive — was originally manufactured as locomotive #2906 in 1921 in Lima Ohio. In 1942 the wheel arrangement was reconfigured from a 2-10-2 to a 4-8-2 arrangement, and it was then designated as locomotive . . . Map (db m202251) HM
22Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 93 — Summit Street
Side A Summit Street was a thriving African American business district during the era of segregation, as well as a hotbed of musical activity. Blues, jazz, and rhythm & blues bands entertained at various nightclubs, cafes, and hotels, and . . . Map (db m51528) HM
23Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Universal School
In 1910, Buella and A. A. McCue donated land for a school in the Baertown community. In 1911, a wood frame school was built and named "Universal.” It was the first school in the community to educate black children. In the early 1950s, the . . . Map (db m201245) HM
24Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — War of 1812, Pike County
During the War of 1812, General William Carroll, en route to New Orleans, marched his Tennessee Militia through Pike County, crossed the Bogue Chitto River north of Holmesville and camped along Love's Creek. While returning from New Orleans via . . . Map (db m101512) HM
25Mississippi (Pike County), Osyka — 15 — T. Tommy Cutrer
Raised in Osyka, the versatile T. Tommy Cutrer succeeded as a country and gospel singer and instrumentalist and also as a businessman and politician, but his greatest fame came as a radio/television personality from the 1940s through the 1990s. As . . . Map (db m51625) HM
26Mississippi (Pike County), Pricedale — Bogue Chitto Church(Carter's Creek)
Formed 1812. At original site, 6 mi. W., first Miss. Baptist Convention organized, 1824, with 73 churches, 27 clergy, & 2,392 members lasting until 1829.Map (db m122709) HM
27Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Col. Preston Brent
Home 3/4 mi. S.E. A doctor, he was organizer, from 1861 to 1863, of the Quitman Guards, Company K, 38th Regiment, at Holmesville, and the Brent Rifles, at Summit.Map (db m122617) HM
28Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Felder Campground
Established in 1843 by eight founders at Gatlin's Camp Ground on the Bogue Chitto River, Felder Campground is among the oldest religious camp meeting sites in the United States. Also known as Otapasso or Topisaw, the camp meeting is named . . . Map (db m122919) HM
29Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Grierson's Raid 1863
On the morning of April 30, 1963, Union Col. B.H. Grierson led the 6th and 7th Illinois Cavalry south on the New Orleans, Jackson and Greta Northern Railroad, burning the Bogue Chitto depot and a number of bridges, trestles, water towers, . . . Map (db m117518) HM
30Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Mississippi Territory
Pike County was developed in an area which was originally occupied by the Chickasaw, Choctaw and Natchez Indians. The Otapasso tribe gave their name to the creek which is now named Topisaw. The region had been claimed successively by France, . . . Map (db m127144) HM
31Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Peabody School
Here, in 1868, with aid of Peabody Fund, was set up Peabody Public School, first in South Mississippi, with Charles H. Otken as Supt. This school became a noted institution of learning.Map (db m117343) HM
32Mississippi (Pike County), Summit — Summit Standpipe
In 1897, a bond issue was approved for the construction of the Summit standpipe. Completed at a cost of $14.000 as part of the Summit Electric & Water Plant, the standpipe was the source of water for the town of Summit until 1950. With . . . Map (db m211207) HM
 
 
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Dec. 8, 2022