“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Lamar County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Lamar 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> Lamar County, MS (5) Covington County, MS (7) Forrest County, MS (36) Jefferson Davis County, MS (2) Marion County, MS (12) Pearl River County, MS (9)  LamarCounty(5) Lamar County (5)  CovingtonCounty(7) Covington County (7)  ForrestCounty(36) Forrest County (36)  JeffersonDavisCounty(2) Jefferson Davis County (2)  MarionCounty(12) Marion County (12)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)
Purvis is the county seat for Lamar County
Adjacent to Lamar County, Mississippi
      Covington County (7)  
      Forrest County (36)  
      Jefferson Davis County (2)  
      Marion County (12)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
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1 Mississippi, Lamar County, Baxterville — Projects Dribble and Miracle PlayUnited States Department of Defense Advance Research Projects Agency — Dr. E. Rectin, Director —
Experiments in the Vela Uniform Program sponsored jointly by the Department of Defense and the Atomic Energy Commission were conducted below this spot at a depth of 2700 and 2715 feet in salt. A 33 kiloton nuclear devise was detonated on . . . Map (db m197264) HM
2 Mississippi, Lamar County, Hattiesburg — The Last Bare Knuckle Prize FightHistorical Site
The last bare knuckle prize fight was fought here on Richburg Hill July 8, 1889. John L. Sullivan defeated Jake Kilrain in the seventy-fifth round to retain the World Heavyweight Championship. John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain were both . . . Map (db m118378) HM
3 Mississippi, Lamar County, Lumberton — Old West Florida
Area to south, originally part of French Louisiana became W. Florida under England & Spain. After West Florida Revolution annexed by U.S. & in 1812 added to Miss. Territory.Map (db m97104) HM
4 Mississippi, Lamar County, Purvis — Bay Creek Baptist Church
Established in 1896 by Rev. Joseph Lewis Bryant, a member of the Mississippi House of Representatives (1908-1912). Bryant also served as the cogregation's first pastor. The first sanctuary was built in the early 1900s, and was replaced in 1938 . . . Map (db m175806) HM
5 Mississippi, Lamar County, Purvis — Purvis
Scene of destructive tornado on April 24, 1908. Forty-seven people were killed and more than 300 injured. Over half of the homes were destroyed. Property damage was great.Map (db m118379) HM
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Jun. 9, 2023