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Historical Markers in Panola County, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Panola 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 Panola County, MS (16) Lafayette County, MS (63) Quitman County, MS (4) Tallahatchie County, MS (16) Tate County, MS (7) Tunica County, MS (11) Yalobusha County, MS (10)  PanolaCounty(16) Panola County (16)  LafayetteCounty(63) Lafayette County (63)  QuitmanCounty(4) Quitman County (4)  TallahatchieCounty(16) Tallahatchie County (16)  TateCounty(7) Tate County (7)  TunicaCounty(11) Tunica County (11)  YalobushaCounty(10) Yalobusha County (10)
Batesville and Sardis are both the county seat for Panola County
Adjacent to Panola County, Mississippi
      Lafayette County (63)  
      Quitman County (4)  
      Tallahatchie County (16)  
      Tate County (7)  
      Tunica County (11)  
      Yalobusha County (10)  
 
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1 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Bates House
This timber framed Greek Revival-style house, built in the mid-1850s, was constructed from hand-hewn lumber and connected with wooden pegs. The Bates House was the home of Rev. James Wesley Bates, a Methodist minister and railroad Conductor, for . . . Map (db m85260) HM
2 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Batesville
In September 1857 the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad arrived here, drawing businesses and residents from nearby Panola, also known as Panola Landing, a port on the south bank of the Tallahatchie River. The new railroad hub was named . . . Map (db m173899) HM
3 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Batesville Magnolia Cemetery
The Batesville Magnolia Cemetery was established before the Civil War. Land for the cemetery was donated by a local citizen, Mrs. Cypressa C. Vance Rootes (1816-1881) for use as a public burial ground. The earliest recorded grave dates to the . . . Map (db m235189) HM
4 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Batesville Mounds — Mississippi Mound Trail —
Seven mounds were originally recorded at the Batesville site. Of these, two remain intact. Mound B is a rectangular platform mound nine feet high; Mound C is a conical and stands 20 feet high. Mounds A and D have been greatly reduced by plowing but . . . Map (db m102575) HM
5 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Dr. King Visits Batesville
On Tuesday, March 19, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and a number of his aides came to Batesville to enlist participants in a planned Washington camp-in. While in Batesville, Dr. King spoke at Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church to explain how the . . . Map (db m85264) HM
6 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — Macedonia Rosenwald School
Constructed to educate black children during the Jim Crow era, the Macedonia Rosenwald School was the educational and cultural center of the community. The school was constructed in 1923-24 by the Webb brothers, who were local builders, and . . . Map (db m235180) HM
7 Mississippi, Panola County, Batesville — St. Stephens Episcopal Church
Built in 1895 by Andrew Johnson, St. Stephens was used as a church until the late 1930s and was deconsecrated after 1940. Since then, the building has housed the American Legion Post #118, the city library, and a voting precinct and served as a . . . Map (db m85268) HM
8 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — Como
Named for Lake Como, Italy. First settled in 1832 by George Tait. Moved in 1857 to Tait property near railroad. Called Como Depot until 1906. Birthplace of Stark Young, famous author.Map (db m102670) HM
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9 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — 71 — Mississippi Fred McDowell
Front Fred McDowell, a seminal figure in Mississippi hill country blues, was one of the most vibrant performers of the 1960s blues revival. McDowell (c. 1906-1972) was a sharecropper and local entertainer in 1959 when he made his first . . . Map (db m102873) HM
10 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — 172 — Napolian Strickland
Front Napolian Strickland (1924-2001) was one of Mississippi's most gifted musicians in the fife and drum and country blues traditions. A lifelong resident of the Como-Senatobia area, Strickland excelled on the homemade cane fife and . . . Map (db m102874) HM
11 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — 82 — Otha Turner
Front The African American fife and drum tradition in north Mississippi stretches back to the 1800s and is often noted for its similarities to African music. Its best known exponent, Otha (or Othar) Turner (c. 1908-2003), presided over . . . Map (db m102872) HM
12 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — Stark Young — Mississippi Writers Trail —
Young was born October 11, 1881, in Como. In 1897, two years after his family moved to Oxford, Mississippi, he enrolled at the University of Mississippi. He would receive his B.A. there in 1901, and an M.A. degree from Columbia University in New . . . Map (db m235142) HM
13 Mississippi, Panola County, Como — Stark YoungUnited for LibrariesLiterary Landmarks Registry
Como Mississippi-born Stark Young contributed to the literary legacy of the 20th century – as a dramŕ critic, novelist, playwright and poet. An accomplished artist educator and often called the greatest drama critic in the history of the . . . Map (db m235154) HM
14 Mississippi, Panola County, Sardis — Dr. Lynda Ruth Campbell
Dr. Lynda Ruth Campbell (1958-2001), a native of Sardis, received degrees in special education therapy and speech pathology at Ole Miss. After earning a Ph.D. from Howard University in 1985, she joined the faculty at St. Louis University in . . . Map (db m235187) HM
15 Mississippi, Panola County, Sardis — Sardis
The home of John W. Kyle, state Supreme Court Justice, and Andrew Johnson, noted architect; Sardis began ca. 1844 as a tiny log school and preaching house. Incorp. in 1866, it became the seat of Panola County in 1871.Map (db m102672) HM
16 Mississippi, Panola County, Sardis — Walton Chapel Vocational High School
In the late 1930s, elementary teachers Olivette Ellis and Minnie Smith. supported by the trustees and county superintendent. worked to open a training school for high school students. With funding from the Smith-Hughes Act and a teacher . . . Map (db m235177) HM
 
 
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Jun. 20, 2024