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Historical Markers in Hernando, Mississippi

 
Clickable Map of DeSoto 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 DeSoto County, MS (21) Marshall County, MS (28) Tate County, MS (7) Tunica County, MS (10) Crittenden County, AR (13) Shelby County, TN (460)  DeSotoCounty(21) DeSoto County (21)  MarshallCounty(28) Marshall County (28)  TateCounty(7) Tate County (7)  TunicaCounty(10) Tunica County (10)  CrittendenCountyArkansas(13) Crittenden County (13)  ShelbyCountyTennessee(460) Shelby County (460)
Hernando is the county seat for DeSoto County
Hernando is in DeSoto County
      DeSoto County (21)  
ADJACENT TO DESOTO COUNTY
      Marshall County (28)  
      Tate County (7)  
      Tunica County (10)  
      Crittenden County, Arkansas (13)  
      Shelby County, Tennessee (460)  
 
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1Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — 74 — "Beale Town Bound"
The Hernando area was the birthplace of an important group of musicians who helped establish Memphis as a major blues center in the 1920s. These include Jim Jackson, Robert Wilkins, and Dan Sane, who was the partner of Beale Street blues pioneer . . . Map (db m170490) HM
2Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Baptist Industrial College
Founded in 1900 by the North Mississippi Baptist Educational Convention, the Baptist Industrial College was the first school in De Soto County to offer instruction through grade twelve to African Americans, and one of the earliest private . . . Map (db m170272) HM
3Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Colonel Samuel Powel
A native of Tennessee, Sam Powel (1821-1902), a Mexican War veteran, was Colonel or the 29th Tennessee Infantry. After the Civil War, he moved to Hernando, where he served as a circuit judge. Mississippi representative and senator . . . Map (db m170276) HM
4Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Hernando
Formed after Chickasaw Cession of 1832 as town of Jefferson. Incorporated in 1837 and named for Spanish explorer DeSoto. County seat and site of oldest academy in Cession.Map (db m170275) HM
5Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Hernando Central School
Hernando Central School was the first black school built in DeSoto County during the equalization period, when the state tried to preserve segregation by more fairly distributing resources to black and white schools. Designed by architect Walk . . . Map (db m170273) HM
6Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Historic artwork in this courthouse portrays our regions past
The City of Hernando rallied to save the famed murals when they were about to be destroyed. Murals depict the history of our area. Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto was the first documented European to traverse the . . . Map (db m170542) HM
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7Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — 24 — March Against Fear — Mississippi Freedom Trail —
Front James Meredith began his Memphis-to-Jackson "March Against Fear" on June 4, 1966, challenging a'the all-pervasive and overriding fear" that kept black Mississippians from registering to vote. On the second day, south of Hernando, . . . Map (db m141545) HM
8Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Springhill Cemetery
Initially designated as the “Graveyard Donation." the Springhill Cemetery was established in 1836 with the founding of DeSoto County. The cemetery is the burial site of early county and city officials. African Americans, members of mutual . . . Map (db m170270) HM
9Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — 189 — The Dickinson Family
James Luther “Jim” Dickinson (1941-2009) played a central role in the Memphis area blues scene for many decades though his work as a producer, vocalist and pianist. In 1996 his sons Luther and Cody formed the North Mississippi Allstars . . . Map (db m170488) HM
10Mississippi (DeSoto County), Hernando — Trade helped the Indians develop ties with Hernando de Soto
The Europeans brought beads, metal bells, horses, pigs and a variety of fruits and vegetables to trade with the Southeastern Indians. Beads and bells were the first items traded here De Soto offered glass beads and metal . . . Map (db m170552) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022