“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers in Washington, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Adams 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> Adams County, MS (179) Franklin County, MS (5) Jefferson County, MS (41) Wilkinson County, MS (63) Concordia Parish, LA (28) Tensas Parish, LA (20)  AdamsCounty(179) Adams County (179)  FranklinCounty(5) Franklin County (5)  JeffersonCounty(41) Jefferson County (41)  WilkinsonCounty(63) Wilkinson County (63)  ConcordiaParishLouisiana(28) Concordia Parish (28)  TensasParish(20) Tensas Parish (20)
Natchez is the county seat for Adams County
Washington is in Adams County
      Adams County (179)  
      Franklin County (5)  
      Jefferson County (41)  
      Wilkinson County (63)  
      Concordia Parish, Louisiana (28)  
      Tensas Parish, Louisiana (20)  
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1 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Andrew Jackson at Washington
Here, on April 22, 1815, over 200 citizens of the Old Natchez District entertained General Andrew Jackson on his return from the victory over the British at the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815.Map (db m105788) HM
2 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Dr. John W. Monette
Scientist-historian (1803-51). Lived ¼ mi. S.E. Research on yellow fever brought first quarantine in Old S.W. at Natchez, 1844. Author of scholarly book on the discovery and settlement of Mississippi Valley.Map (db m105397) HM
3 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Elizabeth Female Academy Reported missing
First school for women chartered by Mississippi Legislature located here. Elizabeth Roach led in organization. School was important from 1818-1843.Map (db m87231) HM
4 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Elizabeth Female Academy
The Natchez Trace was still active and Mississippi had just become a state when the Elizabeth Female Academy opened its doors in November of 1818. Much can be learned about the culture of early Mississippi here in the community of Washington. As the . . . Map (db m87232) HM
5 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Foster Mounds — Mississippi Mound Trail —
Foster Mounds consists of two mounds located on either end of a large village or plaza. Mound A was built in four stages during the Plaquemine Period, sometime after AD 1400. Its original size and shape have been modified to accommodate the late . . . Map (db m105230) HM
6 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Jefferson Military College
N. 200 yd. Founded 1802. Mississippi's oldest school. Received the first charter to be conferred for any purpose by legislature of Mississippi Territory.Map (db m105790) HM
7 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Site of Assembly Hall
Built ca. 1801 and operated as a tavern by Charles De France and Richard Fletcher, the two-story, wood frame building that stood here housed Mississippi's territorial legislature from at least 1808 to 1811. At the time, Washington was . . . Map (db m136948) HM
8 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Site of Elizabeth Female College
First women’s college in America chartered on Feb. 17, 1819 to confer degrees on women. Named in honor of Elizabeth Roach, through whose generosity the College was made possible. Audubon was on the faculty.Map (db m87235) HM
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9 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — The President's HouseCirca 1835
Originally the home of Washington physician John C. Inge, the school purchased this frame building in 1842 for $1,350 to house the college president.Map (db m105846) HM
10 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Washington
Territorial capital 1802-17. Statehood constitutional convention held here in 1817. Legislature met here until 1820. During its great days, it was known as the "Versailles" of the territory.Map (db m105353) HM
11 Mississippi, Adams County, Washington — Washington Campground1804-1847
Site of first Methodist camp meeting in state, Dec. 14-17, 1804. Led by Learner Blackman, Nathan Barnes, Lorenzo Dow, and Randal Gibson.Map (db m105847) HM
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Dec. 5, 2023