“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Amory, Mississippi Historical Markers

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By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
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Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865
Front Amory's Tribute to the Heroes of 1861—1865 Right Side List of Members Stonewall Camp #427, Amory, Monroe County, MS Rear To the women of the Confederacy whose pious ministrations to our . . . — Map (db m102891) WM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Becker Post OfficeCirca 1920
Becker's first Post Office building operating from 1920 until early 1960s. Given to the Amory Regional Museum by Mr. Hershel Sandlin in memory of his wife Mrs. Kay Sandlin — Map (db m102616) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Bienville's Fort
On May 22, 1736, a military force commanded by Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, Governor of French Louisiana, landed nearby to attack the Chickasaw. A palisade of 600 log posts was built near here as a base of operations. Defeated in the Battle . . . — Map (db m102615) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Chickasaw Cession
Area E. of Tombigbee R., S. of Gaines' Trace ceded in Chickasaw Council House Treaty, 1816. Became part of Monroe Co., 1821. South portion severed, 1830, at formation of Lowndes Co. — Map (db m102611) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Cotton Gin Port
South one mile. Initially an Indian trading post at southern terminus of Gaines Trace. Named for the cotton gin built by U.S. Government for the Chickasaw ca. 1801, it grew into an important river town and cotton market with formation of Monroe . . . — Map (db m102613) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Gilmore Sanitarium
The Gilmore Sanitarium was built in 1916 by Ellie Davidson Gilmore and his wife, Virginia. This twenty-two bed facility included a laboratory and operating room. The sanitarium served as Amory's primary hospital until 1961, after which the building . . . — Map (db m102610) HM
Mississippi (Monroe County), Amory — Mound Cemetery
Mound built circa 100 A.D. for the burial of high-status members of an unknown Indian tribal group. Cemetery established during the mid-1800s by the Nabers family and other early settlers of Monroe County. — Map (db m102612) HM

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