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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grenada, Mississippi
Location of Grenada, Mississippi
► Grenada County (17) ► Calhoun County (4) ► Carroll County (8) ► Leflore County (30) ► Montgomery County (8) ► Tallahatchie County (14) ► Webster County (6) ► Yalobusha County (7)
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|Organized ca. 1868, Belle Flower
M. B. Church, one of the oldest
Black Baptist churches in
Grenada, served as a headquarters
and meeting place for a number of
organizations during the Civil
Rights movement. From its pulpit
such leaders as . . . — — Map (db m173971) HM|
|Main defensive position on Yalobusha River line held by Gen. Pemberton in fall of 1862 to repel Gen. Grant, whose army of 25,000 was moving to attack Vicksburg. — — Map (db m89894) HM|
|Lawyer, soldier statesman.
Maj. Gen. in Confederate
Army. U. S. Senator from
1885 to 1898. Made home
here from 1871 to death.
House built shortly before
outbreak of Civil War. — — Map (db m173961) HM|
|Established July 4, 1836
by union of the towns of
Pittsburg and Tullahoma.
Federal plans to attack
Confederates here stopped
by Gen. Van Dorn's raid on
Holly Springs, Dec., 1862. — — Map (db m173958) HM|
|The Grenada Army Air Field was built
with civilian labor in 1942. It served
the 443rd Air Support Command, 63rd
Troop Carrier Group, 877th Airborne
Engineering Battalion, 10th Troop
Carrier Group, and 809th Air Force Unit.
Following the war, . . . — — Map (db m173915) HM|
Grenada County-bred blues has long been an influential force in popular music. Musicians whose talents were nurtured in the Grenada area have included St. Louis bluesmen Walter Davis, a major blues recording artist of the 1930s, . . . — — Map (db m90022) HM|
To the noble men
who marched neath
the flag of the
Stars and Bars,
and were faithful
to the end.
June 3, 1808,
Dec. 6, 1889. . . . — — Map (db m90264) WM|
|The Grenada Depot was jointly constructed
by the MS Central and TN MS Railroads in
1870. Two previous depots were burned during
the Civil War in 1863 and 1865. The second
story and sheds were added by Illinois
Central in 1926.
Due to the . . . — — Map (db m173966) HM|
|In 1862 the Confederate army built
forts throughout Grenada in response to
General Ulysses S. Grant's Mississippi
Central Railroad Campaign to capture
Vicksburg. This small fort was placed
to guard the approach to Grenada from
the south, along . . . — — Map (db m173975) HM|
|J. Augustine Signaigo, born in 1835 in Italy, founded the Grenada Sentinel in 1854. A poet, he wrote the libretto of a hit Civil War operetta, "The Vivandiere." He served as president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1869. He died in . . . — — Map (db m89888) HM|
|J. Augustine Signaigo, born in 1835 in Italy, founded the Grenada Sentinel in 1854. A poet, he wrote the libretto of a hit Civil War operetta, "The Vivandiere." He served as president of the Mississippi Press Association in 1869. He died in 1876 and . . . — — Map (db m89891) HM|
|Magic Sam (Samuel Maghett) was one of the
most dynamic and gifted blues musicians
during his short lifetime (1937-1969). Born
few miles northeast of this site, Maghett began
his performing career in Grenada and lived in
this house until he . . . — — Map (db m174060) HM|
Morris "Magic Slim" Holt, who developed a raw, hard-hitting guitar style that made him a favorite on the international blues club and festival circuit from the late 1970s well into the twenty-first century, was born in Torrance . . . — — Map (db m90020) HM|
|Established circa 1840. this is
Grenada's oldest cemetery. Buried
here are many prominent, early
citizens, including Rev. Abraham
Lucas, who performed the "marriage
of Pittsburg & Tullahoma" on
July 4, 1836, forming Grenada.
Also buried here . . . — — Map (db m173957) HM|