“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
7 entries match your criteria.  


Historical Markers and War Memorials in Mississippi County, Missouri

Clickable Map of Mississippi County, Missouri and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Mississippi County, MO (7) New Madrid County, MO (15) Scott County, MO (6) Alexander County, IL (33) Ballard County, KY (14) Carlisle County, KY (2) Fulton County, KY (12) Hickman County, KY (19)  MississippiCounty(7) Mississippi County (7)  NewMadridCounty(15) New Madrid County (15)  ScottCounty(6) Scott County (6)  AlexanderCountyIllinois(33) Alexander County (33)  BallardCountyKentucky(14) Ballard County (14)  CarlisleCounty(2) Carlisle County (2)  FultonCounty(12) Fulton County (12)  HickmanCounty(19) Hickman County (19)
Charleston is the county seat for Mississippi County
Adjacent to Mississippi County, Missouri
      New Madrid County (15)  
      Scott County (6)  
      Alexander County, Illinois (33)  
      Ballard County, Kentucky (14)  
      Carlisle County, Kentucky (2)  
      Fulton County, Kentucky (12)  
      Hickman County, Kentucky (19)  
Touch name on this list to highlight map location.
Touch blue arrow, or on map, to go there.
1 Missouri, Mississippi County, Belmont — The Battle of Belmont — A State Divided — The Civil War in Missouri —
North and west of this location, the Battle of Belmont was fought on November 7, 1861. It was the first battle in which Ulysses S. Grant commanded an army. He had recently been promoted to Brigadier General and placed in command of the federal . . . Map (db m17763) HM
2 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charleston — Mississippi County
(Front): Comprising 411 square miles of Missouri's great alluvial plain, this county, organized in 1845, is a high producer of cotton, grain, and soybeans. The Mississippi (Algonquin Indian for Great Water), flowing along some 70 miles of the . . . Map (db m17721) HM
3 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charleston — Site of the Sharecroppers Strike of 1939 — Historical Sharecroppers Demonstration of 1939 — Reported permanently removed
Rev. Owen Whitfield with the support of local landowner, Mr. Thad Snow, and 1500 black and white sharecroppers camped here in harsh January weather several days in 1939 to protest the plight of Boot Heel sharecroppers. The event received national . . . Map (db m77862) HM
4 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charleston — The Lewis and Clark Expedition Across Missouri
Meriwether Lewis left Pittsburgh Aug. 30, 1803, in the 55-foot keelboat built for him there. As he headed down the Ohio River, slowed by low water levels, he recruited men for the expedition and acquired two other smaller vessels (canoes or . . . Map (db m163264) HM
5 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charleston — Warren Eastman Hearnes — July 24, 1923 - August 16, 2009
United States Military Academy at West Point • 1946 University of Missouri School of Law • 1952 State Representative from Mississippi County • 1951-1961 Missouri Secretary of State • 1961-1965 Missouri Governor • 1965-1973 Sculptor Sabra . . . Map (db m190985) HM
6 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charleston, Tywappity Township — Missouri Sharecropper Strike of 1939
One wintry morning in January 1939, residents of Southeast Missouri woke to find two thousand black & white sharecroppers alongside two state highways. With them were their families and the few meager belongings that they owned. The . . . Map (db m216652) HM
7 Missouri, Mississippi County, Charlestown — Mississippi County War Memorial
Erected in Honor of those who served in the World War 1917 — 1918 Atcher, P. (Col) • Cauthorne, L. N. • Cooper, C. • Cooper, J. N. • Culp. J. • Eaton, C. M. • Edwards, C. • Favors, John • Greer, H. V. • Gruner, H. L. • Krauss, F. • Mansfield, G. • . . . Map (db m190995) WM
CeraNet Cloud Computing sponsors the Historical Marker Database.
Paid Advertisements

Oct. 1, 2023