“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 Columbia, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Marion 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> Marion County, MS (12) Jefferson Davis County, MS (2) Lamar County, MS (5) Lawrence County, MS (5) Pearl River County, MS (9) Walthall County, MS (5) Washington Parish, LA (12)  MarionCounty(12) Marion County (12)  JeffersonDavisCounty(2) Jefferson Davis County (2)  LamarCounty(5) Lamar County (5)  LawrenceCounty(5) Lawrence County (5)  PearlRiverCounty(9) Pearl River County (9)  WalthallCounty(5) Walthall County (5)  WashingtonParishLouisiana(12) Washington Parish (12)
Columbia is the county seat for Marion County
Columbia is in Marion County
      Marion County (12)  
      Jefferson Davis County (2)  
      Lamar County (5)  
      Lawrence County (5)  
      Pearl River County (9)  
      Walthall County (5)  
      Washington Parish, Louisiana (12)  
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1Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Baylis Chapel Methodist Church
Established in the late 1880s, Baylis Chapel Methodist Church is located on land donated by George Baylis in 1882. The original wooden structure, built in the late 1880s, was replaced by the current church building in 1951. Among the oldest . . . Map (db m206683) HM
2Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Birthplace of Mississippi Rodeo
Mississippi's first rodeo was held here September 24-26, 1935. The rodeo was sponsored by two local businessmen, rancher Samuel Hickman of the B Bar H Ranch and George Baylis, owner of the Baylis Drug Store. Several notable cowboys were involved, . . . Map (db m143125) HM
3Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — First Baptist Church
In 1883, Pastor T. S. Howell from Bunker Hill Church in rural Marion County, and six local believers met at the courthouse to organize a Baptist church within the city limits of Columbia. Early meetings were held in the courthouse, the Masonic Hall, . . . Map (db m50135) HM
4Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Gov. Hugh L. White Mansion
Built between 1925 and 1927 by Jackson architect Claude H. Lindsley and furnished by Marshall Fields, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion was the home of Governor Hugh Lawson White. White served two non-consecutive terms as governor of . . . Map (db m115552) HM
5Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Hanging of Will Purvis
On February 7, 1894, crowds gathered near this site to witness the hanging of Will Purvis, who had been convicted of the murder of local farmer Will Buckley. When the trap door was released Purvis fell straight through to the ground, the noose . . . Map (db m115404) HM
6Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Mississippi Rural Center
The Mississippi Rural Center was dedicated on February 9, 1949, and established with a $100,000 gift from the Women's Society of Christian Services of the Methodist Church. Created to provide opportunities for African American families, the center . . . Map (db m115553) HM
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7Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Simmons Cemetery
Established 1864, the Simmons Cemetery is the burial place for descendants of William F. and Zuleika Simmons and is associated with the Keno community, founded in 1855. In 1889. a post office was established at the Baylis mill. The earliest . . . Map (db m206617) HM
8Mississippi (Marion County), Columbia — Temporary State Capital
The 5th session of the Mississippi Legislature met in Columbia in Nov. 1821, and in a special session in June 1822. Walter Leake was inaugurated Governor here in January 1822; the Legislature passed laws for the education of the poor; approved Le . . . Map (db m50070) HM
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Nov. 27, 2022