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Historical Markers in Fulton, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Itawamba 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 Itawamba County, MS (21) Lee County, MS (105) Monroe County, MS (27) Prentiss County, MS (12) Tishomingo County, MS (28) Franklin County, AL (15) Marion County, AL (13)  ItawambaCounty(21) Itawamba County (21)  LeeCounty(105) Lee County (105)  MonroeCounty(27) Monroe County (27)  PrentissCounty(12) Prentiss County (12)  TishomingoCounty(28) Tishomingo County (28)  FranklinCountyAlabama(15) Franklin County (15)  MarionCounty(13) Marion County (13)
Fulton is the county seat for Itawamba County
Fulton is in Itawamba County
      Itawamba County (21)  
ADJACENT TO ITAWAMBA COUNTY
      Lee County (105)  
      Monroe County (27)  
      Prentiss County (12)  
      Tishomingo County (28)  
      Franklin County, Alabama (15)  
      Marion County, Alabama (13)  
 
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1Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Aeolian Grove
This home was built of hand-hewn, heart-of-pine lumber ca. 1836, and purchased in 1844 by John Tannehill. An 1887 remodeling added a second floor and a kitchen on the back connected by a breezeway. Also known as the Orr House, it is one of Fulton's . . . Map (db m102620) HM
2Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Early Church Site
In 1838 the Methodist Episcopal Church established the Bull Mountain Mission Circuit, which added the newly formed town of Fulton to its charge. Circuit riders began holding services in a log structure just northwest of this site. The first church . . . Map (db m102621) HM
3Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Fulton
In the early 1800s the area known as Fulton was first settled near the banks of the Tombigbee River. In 1836 after Itawamba County was formed, Kenneth Clarke, John D. Miller, and Robert A. Miller gave fifty acres of land to the Board of Police, and . . . Map (db m98609) HM
4Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Fulton Cemetery
Established after the incorporation of the town in 1837, the Fulton Cemetery was formally deeded to D.N. Cayce, president of the Fulton Male Academy by William P. Harrison in 1850. Originally situated on four acres adjacent to the school, the . . . Map (db m205426) HM
5Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Fulton Grammar School
The Fulton Grammar School was designed by architect J.B. Lawson and built with Work Projects Administration assistance in 1939. This one-story brick building of nineteen rooms included a library, music room, kindergarten, office, and a 550-seat . . . Map (db m102622) HM
6Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Historical African~American Cemetery
It is believed this site began as a burial ground for the enslaved well before the Civil War. On November 19, 1895, an official deed conveyed this section of ground from Pleasant Cates to "George Clifton and others" for the sum of four dollars as a . . . Map (db m205425) HM
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7Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Itawamba Community College
In 1941 the Itawamba Agricultural High School board of trustees voted to expand the school's curriculum to include college-level courses. In 1948 the Itawamba Junior College opened its doors with an enrollment of 114 students from Itawamba, Lee, and . . . Map (db m102623) HM
8Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — 131 — Jimmie Lunceford
Front Jazz bandleader and saxophonist James Melvin “Jimmie” Lunceford was born just outside Fulton on June 6, 1902. He formed his first band, the Chickasaw Syncopators, while teaching at Manassas High School in Memphis in . . . Map (db m96781) HM
9Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — The Cedars
Also known as the Cates-Gaither House, this one-story Greek Revival-style planters cottage was built in ca. 1859 by ship builder and merchant Pleasant Cates. The heavy framing includes original pegged joints. Named for the cedar trees on the . . . Map (db m96773) HM
10Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Underground Railroad Bicycle Route
Front The 2,006.5-mile Underground Railroad Bicycle Route (UGRR) was created by the nonprofit organization Adventure Cycling Association. From Mobile, Alabama, to Owen Sound, Ontario, the trail memorializes the Underground Railroad, a . . . Map (db m102972) HM
11Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Van Buren
Non-extant town est. on the Tombigbee River in 1838 by Winfield Walker. Named for President Martin Van Buren. Flourished briefly in the 1840's. Declined between 1850-60 when the railroad was built W. of the town.Map (db m205432) HM
12Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Vernon Presley
Vernon Presley, the father of Elvis Presley, was born on April 10, 1916, in a house that once sat on this site. In 1933, Vernon married Gladys Smith, and in 1935 Elvis Aron Presley was born. Vernon moved his family to Memphis, Tennessee, in 1948 in . . . Map (db m205423) HM
13Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Vernon Presley — father of Elvis Presley — was born here on April 10, 1916 to Jesse Dee Presley and Minnie Mae Hood. —
This sign is placed by the Itawamba County Historical Society in recognition of the historical significance of this location. Vernon Presley, father of Elvis Presley, was born here on April 10, 1916 to Jesse Dee Presley and Minnie Mae Hood. The . . . Map (db m205424) HM
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14Mississippi (Itawamba County), Fulton — Vision - Perserverence - Success — Joseph Edwin Staub (1909 - 1981)
A.J. Staub Jr. and W.G. Stewart opened Staub-Stewart Hardware Company on this site on July 18, 1924. Joseph Edwin Staub, a hardware clerk, convinced the owners in 1941 to allow him to form J. E. Staub & Company, a construction company. J. E. Staub . . . Map (db m205430) HM
 
 
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Oct. 5, 2022