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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Hinds County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Hinds County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Hinds County, MS (216) Claiborne County, MS (130) Copiah County, MS (16) Madison County, MS (27) Rankin County, MS (16) Simpson County, MS (9) Warren County, MS (499) Yazoo County, MS (23)  HindsCounty(216) Hinds County (216)  ClaiborneCounty(130) Claiborne County (130)  CopiahCounty(16) Copiah County (16)  MadisonCounty(27) Madison County (27)  RankinCounty(16) Rankin County (16)  SimpsonCounty(9) Simpson County (9)  WarrenCounty(499) Warren County (499)  YazooCounty(23) Yazoo County (23)
Jackson and Raymond are both the county seat for Hinds County
Adjacent to Hinds County, Mississippi
      Claiborne County (130)  
      Copiah County (16)  
      Madison County (27)  
      Rankin County (16)  
      Simpson County (9)  
      Warren County (499)  
      Yazoo County (23)  
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1 Mississippi, Hinds County, Bear Creek — Bear Creek Methodist Church
Bear Creek Methodist Church was established in the early 1820s under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Nixon. The first sanctuary, a log cabin structure, was built in the late 1820s. The third sanctuary, this vernacular Greek Revival structure, was . . . Map (db m213930) HM
2 Mississippi, Hinds County, Bolton — Champion's Hill
Located 4.4 mi. S.W., is site of crucial battle in the Vicksburg defense, May 16, 1863. Grant, cutting off Johnston's relief, drove Pemberton from this hill across Big Black River.Map (db m89736) HM
3 Mississippi, Hinds County, Bolton — 175 — Charley Patton Birthplace
Mississippi blues master Charley Patton was born on this property when it was known as Herring's Place, according to Bolton bluesman Sam Chatmon. Patton's birthdate has often been reported as April 1891, but other sources cite earlier dates, . . . Map (db m80015) HM
4 Mississippi, Hinds County, Bolton — 176 — The Chatmon FamilyMississippi Sheiks
Front The Henderson Chatmon family, which produced some of Mississippi's most important blues and string band musicians, lived near this site on Texas Street in 1900. Henderson's sons Armenter, better known as "Bo Carter" and Sam . . . Map (db m90192) HM
5 Mississippi, Hinds County, Cayuga — 11 — Final Plans at Cayuga
Grant established his headquarters here on May 10, remaining two days. On May 11, Tuttle's and Steele's divisions of the XV Corps passed through Cayuga and the XIII Corps camps at Fivemile Creek to Auburn, three and a half miles northeast. Lacking . . . Map (db m103887) HM
6 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — A Narrow Escape
The Battle on Champion Hill raged back and forth for hours, earning the site a reputation as "the hill of death." As more Union reinforcements arrived, Pemberton gave the order to retreat. With Pemberton's army in danger of being trapped, a . . . Map (db m109561) HM
7 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — A Refugee Family
As the Civil War moved into the Deep South, many people fled the shifting war front. Two coinciding events encouraged Henry Coker to become a refugee: the death of his wife and the approach of the Union navy, steaming up the Mississippi . . . Map (db m109563) HM
8 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — Bowen's Counterattack
On the morning of May 16, 1863, Gen. Pemberton placed his three Confederate divisions along a two-mile front extending from the Raymond Road on the south to the Middle Road on the north - Loring on the right, Bowen in the center and Stevenson on . . . Map (db m109210) HM
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9 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — Champion Hill Battlefield
Champion Hill Battlefield has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America . . . Map (db m109300) HM
10 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — Chicago Mercantile Battery - Artillery in the Yard
Artillery used the crest of this ridge throughout the battle. From here Confederate guns commanded the Raymond Road, preventing a Union advance from the right. Late in the afternoon, the Confederates deployed closer to Bakers Creek, and . . . Map (db m109565) HM
11 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — Site of the 3rd Battery, Ohio Light ArtilleryShock and Awe
"I found General Hovey's command drawn up in line of battle, his right resting on the left of the main road, the enemy, as I learned, having been discovered in force strongly posted on a high ridge known as Champion's Hill, and apparently well . . . Map (db m109310) HM
12 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — The Battle of Champion HillFight for the Crossroads
The Crossroads is a junction formed by the Middle Road from the east, the Ratliff plantation road from the south and the Jackson Road from the north as it descends from the crest of Champion Hill and turns west. At 1:30 p.m. on May 16, 1863, Federal . . . Map (db m109298) HM
13 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — The Death of General Tilghman
General Lloyd Tilghman, a graduate of West Point Military Academy, settled in Kentucky after the Mexican War. In October, 1861, Tilghman was commissioned Brigadier General in the Confederate Army. At Champion Hill he led a brigade whose . . . Map (db m109556) HM
14 Mississippi, Hinds County, Champion Hill — The Hill of Death
"I cannot think of this bloody hill without sadness and pride. Sadness for the great loss of my true and gallant men; pride for the heroic bravery they displayed. No prouder division ever met as vastly superior foe and fought with more . . . Map (db m109305) HM
15 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — “Love is Immortal”
This boulder is erected by the Mississippi College Rifles Chapter U. D. C. in grateful memory of the 104 men who went out from this college as Company E; 18th Mississippi Regiment, April 23, 1861. J. W. Welborn, Capt., Cuddie . . . Map (db m90391) HM
16 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Benjamin Whitfield
Pioneer Baptist minister who, in 1824, settled in Hinds Co. and organ. Union Church in the Society Ridge Com. A founder of the Miss. Bapt. Conv. in 1836, he influenced that body to acquire Miss. Coll. in 1850.Map (db m89733) HM
17 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Charles Caldwell Assassination
Charles Caldwell, Republican leader during Reconstruction, was assassinated outside Clinton's Store on the northeast corner of Leake and Jefferson Streets on December 30, 1875. Caldwell, a former slave, was a delegate to the 1868 State . . . Map (db m89731) HM
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18 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Clinton
Governor Walter Leake built his home, Mount Salus, in 1825. The Mount Salus post office was authorized that year and renamed Clinton in 1828 to honor Governor Dewitt Clinton of New York. In 1828-30 the state legislature considered . . . Map (db m115383) HM
19 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Clinton Cemetery
Established ca. 1800, the Clinton Cemetery is one of the oldest in central Mississippi. Buried here are families of pioneer settlers, ten college presidents, and sixty-three Confederate soldiers.Map (db m69598) HM
20 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Clinton Methodist Church
Founded in 1831, Clinton Methodist Church is the oldest church in Clinton and the oldest Methodist church in Hinds County. Henry Goodloe Johnston, the son-in-law of Governor Walter Leake and the first known Methodist in Clinton, inherited . . . Map (db m219743) HM
21 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Clinton's Brick Streets
In 1929 the town of Clinton approved an $8,500 bond issue to pave with brick, a popular new paving surface. Mayor Joel R. Hitt and the Board of Aldermen re-introduced a corvee labor ordinance requiring all males eighteen years of age and older . . . Map (db m219709) HM
22 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Covenant of Cooperation
On November 30, 1850, Mississippi College established a lasting partnership with the Mississippi Baptists, who had resolved since 1817 to prepare congregants for gospel ministry. Founded in 1826, MC had first sought alliances with the legislature . . . Map (db m219742) HM
23 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Cowles Mead Cemetery
Like many of his generation, Mead came from the east seeking opportunity in the Mississippi Territory. He owned a tavern on the Old Trace near Natchez and held several political offices, including acting governor in 1806. During this time, he . . . Map (db m69679) HM
24 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Dr. Walter Hillman
Walter Hillman was President of the Central Female Institute from 1855 to 1887 and of Mississippi College from 1867 to 1873. During the Civil War he saved many Clintonians from starvation by requesting rations from General Sherman. When Charles . . . Map (db m103744) HM
25 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — East Clinton Historic District
Composed largely of residential structures built ca. 1870-1940, this district includes E. College, E. Main, Landrum and New Prospect Streets. Parts of the district were included in the 1829 town plan. Listed in the National Register . . . Map (db m115386) HM
26 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — East Clinton Historic District
Composed largely of residential structures built ca. 1870-1940, this district includes E. College, E. Main, Landrum and New Prospect Streets. Parts of the district were included in the 1829 town plan. Listed in the National Register of Historic . . . Map (db m115389) HM
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27 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — 212 — From the Church to the Blues: A Clinton Legacy — Mississippi Blues Trail —
The blues has long been connected to Black churches in a variety of ways, and in Clinton this connection can be traced through generations of blues and gospel musicians. Clinton's renowned resident blues artists, Eddie Cotton, Jr. and Jarekus . . . Map (db m219696) HM
28 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Hillman College
Following the closure of the female department at Mississippi College in 1851, the Central Baptist Association founded the Central Female Institute on this site in 1853. The institute provided primary and secondary education, as well as a two-year . . . Map (db m103743) HM
29 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Indian Trading Post
Operated at junction of Natchez Trace & Old Vicksburg Rd. by Robert H. Bell (1783-1835) & his "yellow man Vincent," freed by Bell's will in 1835. Bell-Vincent Scholarship, Millsaps College, endowed with funds from the sale of this land, memorializes . . . Map (db m50873) HM
30 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Jennings HallCirca 1907
Jennings Hall was among the finest college dormitories in the South when the Mississippi College landmark opened in 1908. Heated with steam, every room had its own electric light and bathroom. “Jennings Girls” lived four to a room during post World . . . Map (db m219711) HM
31 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Lewis Livery Stable
In the late 1870's Captain William Lewis moved his home, Tanglewood, to Lot 15 in Clinton and built a livery stable on the north end of the lot. The stable was a popular meeting place for Clinton men. After Lewis' death in 1921, Fred and Ed . . . Map (db m219741) HM
32 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Mississippi College
Founded 1826, is oldest of Mississippi senior colleges. Under Baptist control. Was first coeducational college to grant degree to a woman. Famed for producing many a leader in church and state.Map (db m89732) HM
33 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Natchez Trace Crossing
This stone marks the crossing of the Natchez Trace, pioneer highway of Mississippi Territory, blazed through the forest during the administration of Gov. W.C.C. Clairborne. Over it marched the Tennessee troops to join Andrew Jackson in 1812. . . . Map (db m115391) HM
34 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Olde Town Historic District
The lots and streets from the original survey of 1829 are known today as Olde Towne Clinton. In 1824, Charles Lawson, a federal land surveyor, purchased land in Hinds County. After his death in 1826, his nephew and heir, Charles Lawson Jr., . . . Map (db m178441) HM
35 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Pleasant Green Missionary Baptist Church
Walter Hillman and Consider Parish led a congregation of former slaves in forming Pleasant Green Baptist Church in 1870. The church, under Reverend Dunbar, met in the Mississippi College chapel before relocating to a lot east of the chapel. The . . . Map (db m148592) HM
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36 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Provine Chapel
Mississippi College's oldest building, Provine Chapel, opened in 1860 and early during the Civil War was transformed into a hospital for the wounded troops of Union General Ulysses S. Grant. Originally known as the Chapel, the building's ground . . . Map (db m219710) HM
37 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Roy Burkett Field
On September 25, 1970. Roy Burkett Field was officially dedicated. Once the site of a small lake, Roy Burkett Field wasn't the largest or fanciest football stadium in Mississippi. But it was the home of the Clinton Arrows and you won't find . . . Map (db m178453) HM
38 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Tanglewood
Tanglewood was originally built ca. 1845 on Norrell Road, then just south of Clinton, by Andrew and Nancy Thomas for their daughter Mary Jane and her husband, James A. Criddle. By 1876 Tanglewood had come into the ownership of Captain William Lewis . . . Map (db m89730) HM
39 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — The Cedars
Built ca. 1835, this Greek Revival house is one of the oldest in Hinds Co. U.S. Grant passed by enroute to Civil War siege of V'burg, 1863. This structure is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Map (db m115290) HM
40 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — The Clinton Duel
On January 12, 1836, Isaac Caldwell, a former law partner of Senator George Poindexter, fought a duel with Samuel Gwin, a protégé of Andrew Jackson. The duel was the result of a lengthy political quarrel that began in 1830, when the senator blocked . . . Map (db m119217) HM
41 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — 32 — The Clinton Massacre — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
On September 4, 1875, a political rally and debate turned violent on the grounds of the former Moss Hill plantation, near downtown Clinton. An exchange of gunfire between White Democrats and Black Republicans left seven dead and dozens . . . Map (db m184616) HM
42 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — The Clinton Riot
On September 4, 1875, Charles Caldwell, a former slave and Republican state senator, organized a political rally at “Moses Hill." Firing erupted during the rally, attended by more than 1,500 blacks and about 75 whites, including some white . . . Map (db m115338) HM
43 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — The Spring Hotel
One of the best-known early inns was the Spring Hotel, named for the clear spring at its base. The spring had a marble basin and was enclosed in brick. In 1825, Landy Lindsey constructed a log tavern with two main rooms, a narrow hall, and . . . Map (db m178586) HM
44 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Town Spring
This spring and the surrounding land were purchased from the United States government in 1823 by Charles Lawson, a surveyor in the federal land offices in Jackson. In 1825, access to the spring was given to Landy Lindsey, owner of the nearby . . . Map (db m178439) HM
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45 Mississippi, Hinds County, Clinton — Town Spring
The abundance of fresh water made Clinton a popular resting place for travelers on the Natchez Trace. For centuries, the spring located at this site supplied water to Native Americans and overland travelers from the North and East, as well as . . . Map (db m178584) HM
46 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Architecture and Renovations
What you see here is a reconstruction of the 1852 house built by the Cokers. Efforts to fully restore the original house were not successful. In order to save the structure, the house was dismantled and the salvaged materials were used in the . . . Map (db m110131) HM
47 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Big Black River Bridge Reported missing
After the defeat at Champion Hill, Confederate forces retreated to the Big Black River on the night of May 16, 1863. Here, Generals John Bowen and John Vaughn defended the east bank of the river and the bridge. On May 17, Federal forces under Gen. . . . Map (db m80679) HM
48 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Champion House Site
In 1853, the land now known as Champion Hill was given to Sid and Matilda Champion as a wedding present from her father, Eli Montgomery. They erected a two-story white-frame house along the Jackson Road that overlooked the railroad. In 1862, Sid . . . Map (db m86780) HM
49 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Change of Plans
On May 12, 1863, Grant made his headquarters here at Dillon's Farm with Sherman's XV Corps. At Raymond, five and a half miles east along Fourteenmile Creek, McPherson's XVII Corps, with 12,000 men, defeated 3,000 Confederates under John Gregg. Grant . . . Map (db m80242) HM
50 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Contested Crossing
On the morning of May 12, 1863, Grant and Sherman arrived here with two divisions of the XV Corps and found the bridge across Fourteenmile Creek ablaze. A brisk firefight ensued between a detachment of Wirt Adams' Mississippi cavalry, posted . . . Map (db m178365) HM
51 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — Lloyd Tilghman
Lloyd Tilgham Brigadier General C.S.A. Commanding First Brigade Loring's Division Killed here the afternoon of May 16, 1863, near the close of the Battle of Champion's Hill.Map (db m86785) HM
52 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — North to the Railroads
On May 12, 1863, after Grant and two divisions of the XV Corps marched past, three divisions of the XIII Corps turned here onto the Telegraph Road. Four miles north, they met a portion of the 1st Missouri (Dismounted) Cavalry at Whitaker's Ford. . . . Map (db m80290) HM
53 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — The Coker House and the Battle of Champion Hill
The Coker House is the only remaining structure on grounds where the pivotal Battle of Champion Hill was fought on May 16, 1863. Located on the southern margin of the battlefield, the house sustained fire from both Union and . . . Map (db m110129) HM
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54 Mississippi, Hinds County, Edwards — The Vicksburg Campaign
"Vicksburg is the key," said President Abraham Lincoln. "The war can never be brought to a close until that key is in our pocket." The United States government had to control the lower Mississippi River in order to move agricultural . . . Map (db m110132) HM
55 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Appalachiosaurus
Length: 23 feet Height: 8 Feet Weight: 1,300 lbs. Diet: Carnivore (other dinosaurs, prehistoric mammals, and other animals) Period:Late Cretaceous Period Fascinating Fact: Thought to be an ambush predator, . . . Map (db m211071) HM
56 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 28 — Bombings in Jewish Community — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front Rabbi Perry Nussbaum came to Beth Israel in 1954 and was an important voice for racial justice. Working with diverse ministers, he helped found the Committee of Concern, raising money for black churches burned by the Klan. In 1967, . . . Map (db m133848) HM
57 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Boys Baseball Association
The Boys Baseball Association was founded in 1956 at the YMCA on Farish Street in Jackson by Curtis Coward, a local resident. With no baseball fields available for Black youth at the time, the first games were played at Brinkley . . . Map (db m219754) HM
58 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — C.M. and I. College
Est. 1897 as Christ's Holiness School; moved to this site in 1907. Chartered as Christ Missionary & Industrial College in 1908. Teaches religious, academic, and vocational curriculum for grades 1-12+.Map (db m115292) HM
59 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Carter Jewelers
Established in 1849 by Carl J. Von Seutter as the Carl J. Von Seutter Jewelry and Art Emporium, this business was once located in the Majestic Arcade Building on Capitol Street. In 1918, one of Von Seutter's employees, John C. Carter, purchased the . . . Map (db m51181) HM
60 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 100 — Cassandra Wilson
~Front~ Grammy Award-winning jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson, a native of Jackson, is known for her broad explorations of various forms of music, including the blues. Her recordings include versions of songs by Delta blues artists Robert . . . Map (db m72134) HM
61 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Central Station1904 - 1979
This building was constructed in 1904 as the original fire station for the first paid City of Jackson Fire Department. With numerous additions, now removed, it served the city for almost seventy five years. Abandoned for three years, listed on . . . Map (db m109406) HM
62 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Chasmosaurus
Length: 16-20 feet Height: 8 Feet Weight: 3.5 tons Diet: Herbivore Period:Late Cretaceous 75-70 million years ago Fascinating Fact: The Chasmosaurus could protect itself much like a rhinoceros--running at full speed . . . Map (db m211065) HM
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63 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 211 — Dorothy Moore — Mississippi Blues Trail —
Best known for her 1976 hit “Misty Blue” on Jackson's Malaco Records, Dorothy Moore remained prominent as a performer and recording artist for well over a half-century. Her career effectively started in 1958 when, at just twelve, she won the first . . . Map (db m219745) HM
64 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Eotrachodon
Length: 25 feet Height: 12 Feet Weight: 4 tons Diet: Herbivore Period:Cretaceous Fascinating Fact: The Eotrachodon was a type of "duck-billed" dinosaur. While it could run on its two hind legs to flee predators, it . . . Map (db m211061) HM
65 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — First Presbyterian Church
Organized by five Jacksonians in 1837. Under the leadership of Rev. L.D. Halsey, a church building was constructed herein 1845-46 on land purchased from the state. Utilized for Christian worship until 1951.Map (db m107069) HM
66 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Fortenberry-Parkman Farm
This typical family farmstead was in operation from 1860 to 1960. The buildings were moved from Jefferson Davis Co. in 1981 and restored through the generosity of the family, friends and county supervisors.Map (db m69944) HM
67 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — G.I. Subdivision
To assist returning veterans of WWII, the Mississippi Legislature set aside 153 acres for low-cost house sites. Then known as the "Old Asylum Land," the parcels were sold by lottery in September, 1948. Streets in the subdivision bear . . . Map (db m115370) HM
68 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Galloway Memorial
Methodist Episcopal Church South. First M.E. Church South erected A.D. 1838. Present building erected A.D. 1913-1915. Dedicated to the memory of Bishop Charles B. GallowayMap (db m105561)
69 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church(Originally, First Methodist)
This edifice ~ a memorial to Bishop Charles Betts Galloway ~ houses descendants of Jackson's first Christian congregation, worshipping on this site since 1839.Map (db m105560) HM
70 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — GM&O Depot
History of the GM&O Depot Known at the date of its closing as the GM&O Depot, this passenger depot was constructed in 1927 by the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad (NOGN) and later served the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad (GM&N) as . . . Map (db m115146) HM
71 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — GM&O Freight Depot
Built in 1927 by the New Orleans Great Northern Railroad, this freight depot served various railroads, including the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, until 1972, when rail operations ceased. The Merchants Company, a wholesale grocer, leased the building . . . Map (db m219750) HM
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72 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Hawkins Field Terminal
Originally constructed in 1936 by the WPA and designed by the Jackson firm of Hull and Drummond, the Hawkins Field Terminal was enlarged in 1941 and expanded again in the mid-1950s. Hawkins Field was created as the Jackson Municipal Airport in . . . Map (db m178424) HM
73 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Jackson City Hall
Built 1846-47 by slave labor, of handmade brick. Original cost $7,505.58. John Oldham, Mayor - Will Gibbon, Arch. Used as hospital for both Union and Confederate soldiers during War Between the States, this building was spared when the town, having . . . Map (db m49682) HM
74 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 25 — Jackson Municipal Library Sit-In — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front On March 27, 1961, nine African American Tougaloo students quietly sat in at the Jackson Municipal Library, which served only white patrons. Police ordered them to Carver Library, the "colored" library, and when they refused, . . . Map (db m109294) HM
75 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — M.W. Stringer Grand Lodge
Named in honor of Grand Master Thomas W. Stringer, founder of Prince Hall Masonry in Mississippi, who served as Grand Master from 1867 to 1893. Dedicated on May 30, 1955, with an address given by civil rights activist and future Supreme . . . Map (db m115332) HM
76 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 35 — Malaco Records
Front Malaco Records, one of America’s foremost labels in the fields of southern soul, blues, and gospel, was founded at this site in 1967. Malaco’s studio was the first state-of-the-art recording facility in Mississippi. The label . . . Map (db m90193) HM
77 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 2 — Medgar Evers Home — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front Medgar and Myrlie Evers moved into this home with their children - Darrell and Reena - in 1955 after Medgar became Mississippi's first NAACP Field Secretary. Son Van was born in 1960. Evers was an outspoken activist for . . . Map (db m115401) HM
78 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Merci Train MemorialHistory of the Merci Train — 40 & 8 Boxcar —
This boxcar is one of 49 gift-filled rail cars that composed the Merci Train, also known as the French Gratitude Train, sent to the American people in 1949 by the citizens of France. The gift of the Merci Train was a spontaneous act of gratitude for . . . Map (db m96574) HM WM
79 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Mississippi State Historical MuseumOld Capitol Restoration Reported missing
Served 1839-1903 as the state capitol: restored 1959-1961 as the State Historical Museum, a division of the Miss. Department of Archives and History.Map (db m95483) HM
80 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Mississippi's Old Capitol
As the state capitol (1839-1903), this building was the site of the 1861 Secession Convention and 1868 and 1890 Constitutional Conventions. Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, and Jefferson Davis spoke here. After housing state offices 1917-1959, the Old . . . Map (db m71069) HM
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81 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Monument to Women of the Confederacy
(South face) Our Mothers To the women of the Confederacy “Whose pious ministrations to our wounded soldiers soothed the last hours of those who died far from the objects of their tenderest love, whose domestic labors contributed . . . Map (db m16720) HM
82 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Nodosaurus
Length: 18 feet Height: 10 Feet Weight: 3-3.5 tons Diet: Herbivore Period:Early Cretaceous - 95-90 million years ago Fascinating Fact: Its dense armor plating an angular horns helped protect it from carnivorous dinosaurs . . . Map (db m211068) HM
83 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Noel House
On this site was the house of Andrew J. and Susie Davis Noel, built 1924. Active in the NAACP, the Noels hosted Freedom Riders here in 1960. In 1948, Gladys Noel Bates filed the first lawsuit in the state seeking equal pay for black public school . . . Map (db m51173) HM
84 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Old Capitol
Begun in 1833. Here Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and Jefferson Davis spoke. Was scene of 1861 Secession Convention, Black and Tan Convention of 1868, & 1890 Constitutional Convention.Map (db m71070) HM
85 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Osburn Stand
To improve communication to the Old Southwest, the Natchez Trace was declared a post road in 1800. Afterwards, with Choctaw permission, improvements to this section of the Old Trace began. In 1805, the Choctaw allowed inns, known as stands, to be . . . Map (db m87361) HM
86 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 164 — Otis Spann & Little Johnnie Jones
~ Front Side ~ Otis Spann and Little Johnnie Jones, two of the acknowledged masters of Chicago blues piano, were cousins who lived in Jackson in the 1930s and '40s. On the vibrant post-World War II Chicago scene they both played with blues . . . Map (db m81972) HM
87 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Pocahontas Mounds
Built and used between A.D 1000 and 1300, this platform mound and a nearby burial mound mark the ceremonial and political seat of a regional chiefdom of the Plaquemine culture. A thatched, clay-plastered ritual temple or chief's lodging stood atop . . . Map (db m77266) HM
88 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Pocahontas MoundsMississippi Mound Trail
The Pocahontas site consists of two mounds and an associated village area. Mound A is a rectangular platform mound currently 20 feet tall, built between AD 750 and 1500. Excavations located structural features on the mound surface, as well . . . Map (db m121103) HM
89 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 116 — Scott Radio Service Company
Front Scott Radio Service Company, located at 128 North Gallatin Street, just north of this site, was one of the first businesses in Mississippi to offer professional recording technology. The Jackson-based Trumpet record label used . . . Map (db m90196) HM
90 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Smith Park
Jackson's only surviving "public square" from Peter Vandorn's original city plan of 1822. Named for James Smith, Scottish manufacturer, Confederate benefactor, and Jackson resident, 1834-1855, who donated funds for a fence around the park in 1884. . . . Map (db m105562) HM
91 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Temple Beth Israel
Jackson's Jewish congregation was organized in 1861. While not the first congregation in Mississippi, Beth Israel was the first to build a temple. In 1867-1868 a wood frame structure was built on this site. Used as both a school and a house of . . . Map (db m134332) HM
92 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — The Eagle and Bowman Hotels
Two of Jackson’s historic hotels once stood at this site. The Eagle Hotel, originally a tavern, was built in 1823. Andrew Jackson was a guest here in 1840. Alexander McClung, editor and Mexican War hero, committed suicide at the hotel in 1855. The . . . Map (db m51178) HM
93 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — The Escape Proof Jail of West, MS
In the early 1900s. misconduct such as fighting, drunkenness, and disturbing the peace landed you in the red brick jail house, known as the Calaboose, in West Station (now West), Mississippi. It cost $14.20 in fine money to get out. The jail was . . . Map (db m179456) HM
94 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — The Mississippi Liberty Bell
The Mississippi Liberty Bell made an historic journey during our nation’s Bicentennial year, 1975-1976. On loan to the Southern Baptist Convention and mounted on a truck furnished by the Ford Motor Company, the bell traveled approximately 50,000 . . . Map (db m126137) HM
95 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — The Oil Industry in Mississippi
In 1938, the Mississippi Geological Survey in cooperation with the W.P.A. undertook a geological survey in ten counties. Assistant state geologist Fredric F. Mellen supervised several county surveys in search of good ceramic clays. Mellen . . . Map (db m185390) HM
96 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — Triceratops horridus
Length: 30 feet Height: 10 Feet Weight: 6-8 tons Diet: Herbivore Period:Late Cretaceous - 90-66 million years ago Fascinating Fact: Triceratops means "three-horned-face" in Greek. The triceratops' head is one . . . Map (db m211066) HM
97 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 30 — WLBT-TV — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
In 1964 a group of Jackson citizens and the United Church of Christ challenged Lamar Life Insurance Company's application for renewal of their WLBT license, charging racial discrimination. In 1971 the Federal Communications Commission granted a . . . Map (db m178458) HM
98 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson — 12 — Woolworth's Sit-in — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
(front) Woolworth's variety store was the scene of a pivotal event in the Mississippi Civil Rights Movement on May 28, 1963. When three black Tougaloo College students sat down at the white lunch counter seeking service, the nonviolent . . . Map (db m105565) HM
99 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, Belhaven — Belhaven Historic District
The Belhaven neighborhood developed north of the city as Jackson's first suburb. Composed of more than 1,300 historic structures dating from as early as 1904, Belhaven is Mississippi's largest historic district. The neighborhood includes . . . Map (db m115394) HM
100 Mississippi, Hinds County, Jackson, Belhaven — Belhaven Historic District
The Belhaven neighborhood developed north of the city as Jackson's first suburb. Composed of more than 1,300 historic structures dating from as early as 1904, Belhaven is Mississippi's largest historic district. The neighborhood includes a wide . . . Map (db m119596) HM

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