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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Benton County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Benton 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 Benton County, MS (6) Marshall County, MS (29) Tippah County, MS (18) Union County, MS (12) Fayette County, TN (18) Hardeman County, TN (19)  BentonCounty(6) Benton County (6)  MarshallCounty(29) Marshall County (29)  TippahCounty(18) Tippah County (18)  UnionCounty(12) Union County (12)  FayetteCountyTennessee(18) Fayette County (18)  HardemanCounty(19) Hardeman County (19)
Ashland is the county seat for Benton County
Adjacent to Benton County, Mississippi
      Marshall County (29)  
      Tippah County (18)  
      Union County (12)  
      Fayette County, Tennessee (18)  
      Hardeman County, Tennessee (19)  
 
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1 Mississippi, Benton County, Ashland — Benton County Courthouse
Benton County was established in 1870 and was formed from portions of Tippah and Marshall counties. Lewis J. McDonald donated land for Ashland, which was incorporated in 1871 and named the county seat. The Benton County Courthouse was designed by . . . Map (db m171379) HM
2 Mississippi, Benton County, Ashland — Benton County Veterans Memorial
(front) A memorial to Benton Countians who gave their lives in service for their country. W.W.I Homer Beasley • Chaille Ferrell • Alfred Whitten • Robert Wynn W.W.II Preston C. Gresham • M.B. Brown Jr. • Olice J. Vauter • . . . Map (db m171413) WM
3 Mississippi, Benton County, Ashland — Nathan Bedford Forrest
. . . Map (db m171381) WM
4 Mississippi, Benton County, Ashland — 181 — Willie Mitchell
(side 1) As a producer, studio engineer, trumpeter and bandleader, Willie Mitchell played a central role in the rise of Memphis as a center for soul music. Mitchell, born in Ashland on March 1, 1928, made many recordings under his own name, . . . Map (db m171412) HM
5 Mississippi, Benton County, Michigan City — Davis MillDecember 21, 1862
Here, after a successful raid on the Federal supply base at Holly Springs the day before, Confederate troops led by Maj.~Gen. Earl Van Dorn were repelled by approx. 250 Federal troops posted at Davis Mill.Map (db m171375) HM
6 Mississippi, Benton County, Michigan City — Mississippi Central R.R. Campaign
On October 14, 1862, Confederate Gen. John Pemberton assumed command in Mississippi and east Louisiana. Eleven days later, Gen. Ulysses Grant became commander of Union forces in the region. Over the next 8 1/2 months, their forces fought for control . . . Map (db m84782) HM
 
 
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Apr. 13, 2024