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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Grenada, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of Grenada 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 Grenada County, MS (17) Calhoun County, MS (4) Carroll County, MS (8) Leflore County, MS (30) Montgomery County, MS (8) Tallahatchie County, MS (14) Webster County, MS (6) Yalobusha County, MS (7)  GrenadaCounty(17) Grenada County (17)  CalhounCounty(4) Calhoun County (4)  CarrollCounty(8) Carroll County (8)  LefloreCounty(30) Leflore County (30)  MontgomeryCounty(8) Montgomery County (8)  TallahatchieCounty(14) Tallahatchie County (14)  WebsterCounty(6) Webster County (6)  YalobushaCounty(7) Yalobusha County (7)
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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1Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Belle Flower M.B. Church
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
2Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Confederate Fort
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
3Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Edward C. Walthall
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
4Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Grenada
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
5Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Grenada Airport Hangar
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
6Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — 174 — Grenada Blues
Front 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
7Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Grenada County Confederate Monument1861 - 1865
Front To the noble men who marched neath the flag of the Stars and Bars, and were faithful to the end. Glorious in life, death sublime. Back Jefferson Davis, June 3, 1808, Dec. 6, 1889. . . . Map (db m90264) WM
8Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Grenada Depot
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
9Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Grenada Fort
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
10Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — J. Augustine Signaigo
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
11Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — J. Augustine Signaigo
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
12Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — 17 — Magic Sam
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
13Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — 134 — Magic Slim
Front 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
14Mississippi (Grenada County), Grenada — Odd Fellows/Confederate Cemetery
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
 
Jul. 26, 2021