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Aberdeen, Mississippi Historical Markers

 
View of marker near the Aberdeen Middle School. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
View of marker near the Aberdeen Middle School.
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — Aberdeen
Formed 1834; chartered 1837; in 1849 it was made county seat of Monroe, the first county in the state north of Vicksburg. Cotton trade center and former port for Mobile trade. — Map (db m102590) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — 90 — Aberdeen Mississippi Blues
Front In 1940 singer-guitarist Booker “Bukka” White, who lived in Aberdeen during the 1920s and ‘30s, recorded the blues classic “Aberdeen Mississippi Blues.” Twenty-three years later the song’s title enabled . . . — Map (db m102609) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — Brigadier General John Gregg
A native of Alabama, John Gregg (1828-1864) moved to Texas where he served as a member of that state's secession convention and later in the Provisional Confederate Congress. Elected colonel of the 7th Texas Infantry, Gregg was promoted to Brigadier . . . — Map (db m102606) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — DeSoto Expedition — 1540
Hernando DeSoto & his expedition entered present Monroe Co. following an Indian trail from Buttahatchie River. They crossed the Tombigbee R. ¼ mi. E. Dec. 16, 1540 & marched up what is now this street. — Map (db m102601) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — Dr. W. A. Evans1865-1948
Physician, historian, author. Originated syndicated health column. Chicago health commissioner. Pioneered in pure water and milk laws. Founded Evans Memorial library. — Map (db m102599) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — Judge Eugene O. Sykes
Judge Sykes, 1876-1945, was Justice of the Miss. Supreme Court 1961-1925, and Chairman of Federal Radio Comm. until becoming first Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, serving until 1935. — Map (db m102589) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — Reuben Davis(1813 - 1890)
Home of noted politician, criminal lawyer, judge, legislator, congressman of U.S. & Confederacy, author of book, "Recollections of Mississippi & Mississippians." — Map (db m102587) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Aberdeen — St. John's Episcopal Church
Parish organized May 10, 1848. Cornerstone laid Oct. 16, 1851. Dr. Joseph H. Ingraham, rector and architect. Building fund started by Jane Martin Dalton. — Map (db m102595) HM

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