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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Tippah County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Tippah 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> Tippah County, MS (18) Alcorn County, MS (69) Benton County, MS (6) Prentiss County, MS (14) Union County, MS (12) Hardeman County, TN (19)  TippahCounty(18) Tippah County (18)  AlcornCounty(69) Alcorn County (69)  BentonCounty(6) Benton County (6)  PrentissCounty(14) Prentiss County (14)  UnionCounty(12) Union County (12)  HardemanCountyTennessee(19) Hardeman County (19)
Ripley is the county seat for Tippah County
Adjacent to Tippah County, Mississippi
      Alcorn County (69)  
      Benton County (6)  
      Prentiss County (14)  
      Union County (12)  
      Hardeman County, Tennessee (19)  
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1 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Academy Baptist Church
N.E. 3 mi. Organized by Rev. Dan. McKay, 1842. Rev. G. B. Waldrop, Benj. Collins, & Nat. Harbin were first officers. Here M. P. Lowrey was pastor while drafting plans for Blue Mt. College.Map (db m171645) HM
2 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — AntiochTippah County — First Black Church —
Established 1844 Rebuilt Dec. 25, 1964 Rev. J.R. McDonald, PastorMap (db m171655) HM
3 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Antioch Colored School
First organized in the 1930s in a small one~room frame building that was replaced with this four~room schoolhouse in 1948. The Antioch Colored School served the African American children of the Orizaba community and consolidated the Ball Nob, Adkins . . . Map (db m171647) HM
4 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Blue Mountain College
Founded by Gen. M.P. Lowrey in 1873. Named for hill ½ mi. N.W. of this spot. In 1918 Lowrey and Berry families gave college properties to state Baptist Convention.Map (db m171642) HM
5 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — 17 — Carpenters for Christmas — Mississippi Freedom Trail — Reported unreadable
(obverse) In October 1964 the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church was destroyed by fire after a Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party rally there led by Fannie Lou Hamer. On December 22 church members and other volunteers, along with Oberlin . . . Map (db m171654) HM
6 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Dr. Jessie Mauney(1893~1985)
After losing her brother, a doctor, in WWI, Jessie Mauney was inspired to become a doctor. Despite gender discrimination, she persisted and earned a medical degree from Tulane Medical School, practicing from 1927 until 1985. Her clinic was in her . . . Map (db m171643) HM
7 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — First in Tippah CountyAntioch T.C.D.C.
Established 1954 Mr. Will Knox, PresidentMap (db m171652) HM
8 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Macedonia Baptist Church
Organized 1850. Originally located near Old Blue Mountain Cemetery and moved here to the Deentown community in 1885. In the early 1900s and in 1975, the church was destroyed by tornadoes. The first pastor was Rev. Allen Godwin. Mark Lowery, former . . . Map (db m171659) HM
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9 Mississippi, Tippah County, Blue Mountain — Southern Literary Festival
In 1936, Dr. Charles D. Johnson established a regional festival to foster the exchange of ideas between local amateur and professional writers. Dr. Johnson invited English professors at colleges and universities in Mississippi, Louisiana and . . . Map (db m171688) HM
10 Mississippi, Tippah County, Booneville — Concord Baptist Church
Established ca. 1848. Present site donated by Blake Rinehart. Named for a church in Bostic. N.C., and located two miles north of this site until 1914. A church school was operated until 1923. Prominent pastors include E.B. Reynolds (1848-49), Prier . . . Map (db m219965) HM
11 Mississippi, Tippah County, Cotton Plant — Ebenezer Church Reported missing
E. 1 mi. Organized, July 1842 by Rev. John Wilson as an Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Sunday school organized same year by Maj. Robt. McBryde. Serves Tippah and Union counties.Map (db m171644) HM
12 Mississippi, Tippah County, Falkner — Corporal Orvil Lucian Cotton
Orvil Lucian Cotton (1896~1992), born in Falkner, Mississippi, served in World War I as a member of the 105th Field Signal Battalion. Cotton was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on the night of November 27, 1918, during a . . . Map (db m171564) HM
13 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley — Maple Hill
In the 1870s, the home of John Wesley Thompson and Sally Murry Falkner was located here. Author William Faulkner was their grandson. In 1907, First Baptist Church bought the house for its pastorium. The old house was torn down and elements . . . Map (db m219958) HM
14 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley — Nathan Bedford Forrest Highway Reported missing
Commemorating famed C.S.A. General whose cavalry rode here & elsewhere in Northeast Mississippi harassing Federals in the last years of the Civil War.Map (db m171611) HM
15 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley — Tippah County
Originally Chickasaw territory, Tippah County was formed on March 1, 1836. On May 9, 1837, Ripley was named the county seat. The original log courthouse was replaced in 1838 by a brick structure, which was burned by Union troops in 1864. A new . . . Map (db m171609) HM
16 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley — Tippah County Confederate Memorial
(Front) In memory of the Confederate soldiers of Tippah County, our heroic dead and the chivalrous living who wore the gray, 1861-1865. (Left) On every great battle field of the war, their valor was illustrated. They won . . . Map (db m171610) WM
17 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley — William Clark Falkner
Col. William Falkner (1825~1889) moved to Ripley in 1842. A lawyer, soldier, and president of the Ripley Railroad Co., Falkner wrote several books, including The White Rose of Memphis. He is believed to have been the inspiration for his . . . Map (db m171567) HM
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18 Mississippi, Tippah County, Ripley, Mitchell — Criswell Cemetery
In 1857, Nancy Landers Criswell (1777-1867) designated a portion of her property to serve as a community cemetery, with the intent that no one would ever be charged for burial here. The earliest grave, that of Rhoda Shackleford, dates to 1850 . . . Map (db m219961) HM
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Dec. 6, 2023