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Historical Markers in Durant, Mississippi
Lexington is the county seat for Holmes County
Durant is in Holmes County Holmes County (15) ► ADJACENT TO HOLMES COUNTY Attala County (10) ► Carroll County (9) ► Humphreys County (7) ► Leflore County (30) ► Madison County (26) ► Yazoo County (18) ►
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W. 3 mi. Mineral springs created popular health spa prior to Civil War. Girls boarding school organized, 1854. In 1862, wounded from Shiloh treated here. Now Y. M.C.A. state camp. — — Map (db m140831) HM
Boundary between Choctaw cessions of 1820 (Doak's Stand), and 1830 (Dancing Rabbit Creek), going from S.E. corner Simpson Co. northward into Holmes & thence through Bolivar Co. — — Map (db m178867) HM
Founded, 1858. Named for Louis Durant, a nearby Choctaw chief. Lockhart's Store, 4 mi. W., was first Holmes County post office, dating from 1849. Town later merged with Durant. — — Map (db m140836) HM
Dec. 1, 2022