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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Iuka, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Tishomingo County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Tishomingo County, MS (29) Alcorn County, MS (63) Itawamba County, MS (21) Prentiss County, MS (12) Colbert County, AL (100) Franklin County, AL (15) Lauderdale County, AL (216) Hardin County, TN (613)  TishomingoCounty(29) Tishomingo County (29)  AlcornCounty(63) Alcorn County (63)  ItawambaCounty(21) Itawamba County (21)  PrentissCounty(12) Prentiss County (12)  ColbertCountyAlabama(100) Colbert County (100)  FranklinCounty(15) Franklin County (15)  LauderdaleCounty(216) Lauderdale County (216)  HardinCountyTennessee(613) Hardin County (613)
Iuka is the county seat for Tishomingo County
Iuka is in Tishomingo County
      Tishomingo County (29)  
      Alcorn County (63)  
      Itawamba County (21)  
      Prentiss County (12)  
      Colbert County, Alabama (100)  
      Franklin County, Alabama (15)  
      Lauderdale County, Alabama (216)  
      Hardin County, Tennessee (613)  
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1Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — "Twin Magnolias"
Built at Eastport and moved to Iuka circa 1860, this house served as Confederate Brigadier General Henry Little's headquarters during the battle of Iuka. Killed in the action, Little was buried in the yard of the house. His body was later moved to . . . Map (db m51744) HM
2Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Battle of Iuka
Bloody clash of Sept. 19, 1862 resulted from attempt of Gen. Wm. Rosencrans, U.S.A., to expel Gen. Sterling Price, C.S.A., from N.E. Mississippi. In 2 hours one-third of men engaged were casualties.Map (db m51750) HM
3Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Brig. Gen. Henry Little
A Native of Maryland, Confederate Brigadier General Lewis Henry Little (1817-1862) was the son of a long~time U.S. congressman and a former U.S. Army officer. As a Confederate general, Little was given command of Missouri troops and headed a . . . Map (db m178885) HM
4Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Church of Our Saviour
Erected in 1873, this board-and-batten Carpenter Gothic structure was designed by James B. Cook, Architect, and was purchased by citizens from the Episcopal Diocese in 1985 to prevent removal. Placed on National Register of Historic Places in 1991. . . . Map (db m51747) HM
5Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Confederate Heroes Monument
Heroes of a lost cause rest in honor and in grateful memory May • 1902 Confederate HeroesMap (db m144746) WM
6Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Eastport
N. 8 mi. Former Chickasaw post, where Natchez Trace crossed Tenn. R. Chartered, 1838. Once had fine homes, a hotel, a college, & two newspapers. Decline came when railroads bypassed it.Map (db m205276) HM
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7Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Eastport
On March 24 and April 1, 1862, the Union gunboats Tyler and Lexington attacked Confederate fortifications at Eastport. On April 13, following the battle of Shiloh, William T. Sherman returned to Eastport, drove off the defenders, and . . . Map (db m205277) HM
8Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Iuka
Chartered in 1857. Often used as military headquarters in the Civil War. Site of one of the South's first normals. Iuka's mineral waters took first prize at St. Louis World's Fair in 1904.Map (db m51743) HM
9Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Iuka Methodist Church
Chartered members from Eastport. Edifice erected 1859. Used as hospital during & after battle of Iuka. Structure damaged & records lost in War. Bishop Hoss formally dedicated building, 1898.Map (db m51746) HM
10Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Iuka Normal
H.A. Dean & John Newhardt, continuing work begun in 1857, opened Iuka Normal Institute in 1882. Their reputations brought students from throughout the South. Graduates won distinctions.Map (db m66871) HM
11Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Iuka Veterans Memorial
Map (db m205274) WM
12Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Joseph Henry Holley Log House
Donated by Marshall and Reed Holley. Was the home of their grandfather, Joseph Henry Holley. Log House raised (erected) in 1879 in the New Hope Community of Prentiss County.Map (db m205275) HM
13Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Old Tishomingo County Courthouse
Land acquired 1857. Courthouse built 1888. Was in use from 1889 to 1971. Former Governor J.M. Stone supervised erection. Building housed Tishomingo County Singing Convention from 1917 until 1971.Map (db m51745) HM
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14Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Patriot William GrayCirca 1760 - Circa 1848
Revolutionary War soldier who enlisted at Laurens County, SC, in 1778. Served three years. Fought at Kings Mountain, SC, the turning point battle of the Revolutionary War in the South. Patriot William Gray lies at rest with his family in old Gray . . . Map (db m66891) HM
15Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — The 11th Ohio Battery
During the battle of Iuka on Sept. 19, 1862, the 11th Ohio battery repulsed four Confederate assaults before finally being overrun by the 3rd Texas Cavalry, 3rd Louisiana Infantry and the Texas Legion. Of the fifty-four cannoneers in the battery, . . . Map (db m51749) HM
16Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Unknown SoldiersC.S.A
Here lie 263 of Sterling Price's command who fell in Battle of Iuka, 1862. These unknown dead were once marked by a U.D.C. monument & an enclosing wall.Map (db m205273) HM
17Mississippi (Tishomingo County), Iuka — Woodall MountainHighest Point in Mississippi — 806 Feet —
According to tradition, Woodall Mountain was called Yaw Hill or Yaw Mountain before 1898. It was renamed for Zaphaniah H. Woodall, who was the sheriff of Tishomingo County when, in 1887, the first Tishomingo County Courthouse at Iuka, along with the . . . Map (db m105689) HM
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Dec. 4, 2022