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Historical Markers in Clinton, 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 (202) Claiborne County, MS (130) Copiah County, MS (16) Madison County, MS (26) Rankin County, MS (16) Simpson County, MS (9) Warren County, MS (499) Yazoo County, MS (23)  HindsCounty(202) Hinds County (202)  ClaiborneCounty(130) Claiborne County (130)  CopiahCounty(16) Copiah County (16)  MadisonCounty(26) Madison County (26)  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
Clinton is in Hinds County
      Hinds County (202)  
      Claiborne County (130)  
      Copiah County (16)  
      Madison County (26)  
      Rankin County (16)  
      Simpson County (9)  
      Warren County (499)  
      Yazoo County (23)  
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1Mississippi, 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
2Mississippi, 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
3Mississippi, 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
4Mississippi, 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
5Mississippi, 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
6Mississippi, 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
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7Mississippi, 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
8Mississippi, 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
9Mississippi, 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
10Mississippi, 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
11Mississippi, 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
12Mississippi, 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
13Mississippi, 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
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14Mississippi, 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
15Mississippi, 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
16Mississippi, 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
17Mississippi, 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
18Mississippi, 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
19Mississippi, 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
20Mississippi, 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
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21Mississippi, 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
22Mississippi, 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
23Mississippi, 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
24Mississippi, 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
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Feb. 9, 2023