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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Clay County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Clay 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 Clay County, MS (11) Chickasaw County, MS (29) Lowndes County, MS (57) Monroe County, MS (30) Oktibbeha County, MS (20) Webster County, MS (6)  ClayCounty(11) Clay County (11)  ChickasawCounty(29) Chickasaw County (29)  LowndesCounty(57) Lowndes County (57)  MonroeCounty(30) Monroe County (30)  OktibbehaCounty(20) Oktibbeha County (20)  WebsterCounty(6) Webster County (6)
West Point is the county seat for Clay County
Adjacent to Clay County, Mississippi
      Chickasaw County (29)  
      Lowndes County (57)  
      Monroe County (30)  
      Oktibbeha County (20)  
      Webster County (6)  
 
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1 Mississippi, Clay County, Palo Alto — Palo Alto
A trade town for local cotton farms during the 19th century. Est. 1846 and incorp. 1852. Declined following shifts in trade to the town of West Point on the M. & O. R. R. and to the nearby village of Abbott.Map (db m235115) HM
2 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Chickasaw Burial Ground
Excavated June 1934 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History Dunbar Rowland, LL.D., Director Jordan B. Chambers, Archeologist — Marked 1934 by — Horseshoe Robertson Chapter Daughters of the American . . . Map (db m107820) HM
3 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Clay County World War I Memorial
Front Erected 1927 by Horse-Shoe Robertson Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution in tender memory of Clay County World War Veterans. West Point Army Officers: Navy - Marine {List of names} Clay County Army . . . Map (db m107332) WM
4 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — 18 — Howlin' Wolf
One of the giants of post-World War II Chicago blues, Chester Arthur Burnett, aka “Howlin’ Wolf,” was born in White Station, just north of West Point, on June 10, 1910. In his early teens Burnett began performing in the Delta and was . . . Map (db m50299) HM
5 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Indian Camp Ground
Marked 1934 by Israel Miller Society Children of the American Revolution — Members — {Listing of members and titles} Built by A.J. Pearson & SonsMap (db m107821) HM
6 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Mary Holmes College
Named for Mary Holmes of Rockford, Illinois, who dedicated her life to education, this school was founded in Jackson in 1892 by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Board of Missions for Freedmen as a seminary for African American women. Mary Holmes . . . Map (db m107537) HM
7 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Payne Field SiteAdvanced Aviation School
. . . Map (db m107331) HM
8 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Prehistoric Indian Burial Mound
Constructed ca. 100 B.C.-A.D. 400 for the burial of high-status members of an unknown local tribal group. An associated village site lies across the highway to the Southwest.Map (db m107534) HM
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9 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — The Battle of Ellis Bridge
Front In memory of those who fought to liberate West Point Feb. 21, 1864 Their actions resulted in victory against a vastly superior Federal army. Their bravery will always be remembered. Rear . . . Map (db m107823) HM WM
10 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — Waverley
E. 10 mi. Plantation home built c. 1852 by Geo. H. Young. Octagonal cupola. Gen. N.B. Forrest visited here during the Civil War. National Fox Hunters Assn. organized here.Map (db m50160) HM
11 Mississippi, Clay County, West Point — West Point
County seat of Clay (formerly Colfax ) County. Chartered November 20, 1858, one year after the arrival of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad.Map (db m50298) HM
 
 
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Apr. 14, 2024