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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Ferriday, Louisiana

 
Clickable Map of Concordia Parish, Louisiana 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 Concordia Parish, LA (28) Avoyelles Parish, LA (96) Catahoula Parish, LA (14) Pointe Coupee Parish, LA (20) Tensas Parish, LA (20) West Feliciana Parish, LA (19) Adams County, MS (173) Wilkinson County, MS (63)  ConcordiaParish(28) Concordia Parish (28)  AvoyellesParish(96) Avoyelles Parish (96)  CatahoulaParish(14) Catahoula Parish (14)  PointeCoupeeParish(20) Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  TensasParish(20) Tensas Parish (20)  WestFelicianaParish(19) West Feliciana Parish (19)  AdamsCountyMississippi(173) Adams County (173)  WilkinsonCounty(63) Wilkinson County (63)
Vidalia is the parish seat for Concordia Parish
Ferriday is in Concordia Parish
      Concordia Parish (28)  
ADJACENT TO CONCORDIA PARISH
      Avoyelles Parish (96)  
      Catahoula Parish (14)  
      Pointe Coupee Parish (20)  
      Tensas Parish (20)  
      West Feliciana Parish (19)  
      Adams County, Mississippi (173)  
      Wilkinson County, Mississippi (63)  
 
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1Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Bayou Memorial Park Flags
Dedicated to those who served our country In the armed forces. 1st Plaque of Names R.S. "Bob" Rife • Robert L. Wyant • Major Lee Clark • Lloyd F. Love • Sam D. Cole, Jr. • Bill D. Zimmerman • William A. Betterley • Marione E. Barnette . . . Map (db m186773) WM
2Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Churupa Plantation MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Churupa Plantation Mound was built around AD 1000. The mound was constructed in a single episode on top of the remains of an earlier Indian village. Plowing has altered the original conical shape. Today, the mound is 7 feet tall and 150 by 125 . . . Map (db m103784) HM
3Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Cypress Grove MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Cypress Grove is one of the best-preserved conical mounds in northeast Louisiana. This 10-foot-tall mound is 115 feet in diameter at the base. It was built in a single episode around AD 750. The pond north of the mound may be where soil was . . . Map (db m103806) HM
4Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — DePrato MoundsAncient Mounds Trail
DePrato has 5 dome-shaped mounds, 3 of which are clearly seen from the road. Flooding has covered the ground and lower portions of the mounds with 2½ feet of sediment. Thus, the mounds appear smaller than their true height of 5-6 feet. . . . Map (db m103756) HM
5Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Elkhorn Plantation MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Elkhorn is a 10-foot-tall platform mound that is 150 by 100 feet at the base. Construction of the mound began around AD 450. Soil studies indicated that dirt was added during a second state of construction. Pottery found here suggests that the . . . Map (db m103761) HM
6Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Frank Morris(1913-1964)
For more than a quarter of a century, Frank Morris operated one of the most successful African-American businesses in Concordia Parish. From the late 1930s until 1964, Morris’ shoe shop on Hwy. 84 in Ferriday was one of the busiest establishments in . . . Map (db m126998) HM
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7Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Haney's Big House(July 2, 1895 - February 12, 1972)
Will Haney, a World War I vet, was one of Ferriday's leading African-American businessmen who made his living selling insurance, managing rental property and operating a laundry and hotel. But he is nationally known for his famous cafe and . . . Map (db m119690) HM
8Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis, aka The Killer, was born in 1935, in Ferriday, LA, where he began playing piano in his youth with his cousins, Mickey Gilley and Jimmy Swaggart. He grew up listening to broadcasts of the Louisiana Hayride and Grand Ole Opry on the . . . Map (db m104041) HM
9Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Jimmy Lee Swaggart
Go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature (Mark 16:15) Jimmy Lee Swaggart was born March 15, 1935 in Ferriday, Louisiana. Ministering the Word under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, he preached to stadiums filled with . . . Map (db m104066) HM
10Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Lamarque Landing MoundAncient Mounds Trail
Lamarque Landing is a conical mound that is 6½ feet tall and 115 feet in diameter. Indians built the mound about AD 1000. Excavations at the site revealed that the mound was built in 3 separate episodes. Lower Plaque This . . . Map (db m103810) HM
11Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Leon "Pee Wee" WhittakerTrombonist (1906-1993)
Leon "Pee Wee” Whittaker was born circa 1906. He was raised mostly by his mother, Kizzie who could play "most anything” remembered Pee Wee. Mrs. Whittaker took Pee Wee on tour with her band until he was old enough to go to . . . Map (db m119732) HM
12Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — Mickey Gilley
For most of his career, Pianist/vocalist Mickey Gilley lived in the shadow of his cousin, Jerry Lee Lewis, playing a similar fusion of country, rock, blues and R&B. In the early '70s, he managed to breakthrough into country stardom, but it wasn't . . . Map (db m104065) HM
13Louisiana (Concordia Parish), Ferriday — 107 — The Blues Trail: Mississippi to Louisiana
Louisiana and Mississippi have long shared a close musical relationship. One of the most important musical paths was that between Natchez and Ferriday, where African American entrepreneur Will Haney operated Haney’s Big House for several . . . Map (db m79555) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022