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Historical Markers in Decatur, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Newton 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 Newton County, MS (10) Clarke County, MS (4) Jasper County, MS (3) Kemper County, MS (7) Lauderdale County, MS (72) Leake County, MS (8) Neshoba County, MS (17) Scott County, MS (9) Smith County, MS (5)  NewtonCounty(10) Newton County (10)  ClarkeCounty(4) Clarke County (4)  JasperCounty(3) Jasper County (3)  KemperCounty(7) Kemper County (7)  LauderdaleCounty(72) Lauderdale County (72)  LeakeCounty(8) Leake County (8)  NeshobaCounty(17) Neshoba County (17)  ScottCounty(9) Scott County (9)  SmithCounty(5) Smith County (5)
Decatur is the county seat for Newton County
Decatur is in Newton County
      Newton County (10)  
ADJACENT TO NEWTON COUNTY
      Clarke County (4)  
      Jasper County (3)  
      Kemper County (7)  
      Lauderdale County (72)  
      Leake County (8)  
      Neshoba County (17)  
      Scott County (9)  
      Smith County (5)  
 
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1Mississippi (Newton County), Decatur — Medgar Evers
Medgar Wiley Evers, born in Decatur July 2, 1925, was a graduate of Newton Vocational High School and Alcorn College. After serving in the military in WWII, he returned to Decatur and, along with his brother, Charles, attempted to register to vote . . . Map (db m51168) HM
2Mississippi (Newton County), Decatur — Sherman at Decatur
During the Meridian Expedition, Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman ordered the XVI Corps to move east while he waited with one infantry regiment at Decatur Crossroads. As Sherman retired for the night, the regiment mistakenly left him unguarded. Seeing an . . . Map (db m51160) HM
 
 
  
  
  
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022