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By Rick Collins, June 8, 2017
Bo Diddley Marker
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 23 — Bo Diddley
Front Acclaimed as the father of rock and roll, Bo Diddley (Ellas Bates McDaniel) was born near Magnolia, south of McComb, on December 30, 1928. Diddley wrote and recorded such hits as "I'm A Man", "Bo Diddley', "Say Man" and "I'm a . . . — Map (db m104326) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 25 — C.C. Bryant — Mississippi Freedom Trail
Side 1 Elected president of the Pike County branch of the NAACP in 1954, Curtis Conway Bryant (1917-2001) played a major role in early civil rights activism of southwest Mississippi. He campaigned to expand membership in the NAACP, led large . . . — Map (db m108990) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Creation of Pike County
On December 9, 1815, the General Assembly of the Mississippi Territory created Pike County from a portion of Marion County and named the new county in honor of Brig. Gen. Zebulon M. Pike, who was killed in action during the War of 1812. The first . . . — Map (db m101510) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — Henry Quin Home
Built in 1811 by Henry Quin, son of early settlers, Peter and Judith Robinson Quin, and grandfather of Congressman Percy Quin. Nearby is first painted residence to be erected in Pike County. — Map (db m108943) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — McComb
Chartered 1872. Named for Col. H.S. McComb, I.C. Ry. president who established shops here. J.J.White Lumber Co. set-up 1893. McComb Female Inst., est. 1894, now Belhaven College. — Map (db m108901) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — 93 — Summit Street
Side A Summit Street was a thriving African American business district during the era of segregation, as well as a hotbed of musical activity. Blues, jazz, and rhythm & blues bands entertained at various nightclubs, cafes, and hotels, and . . . — Map (db m51528) HM
Mississippi (Pike County), McComb — War of 1812, Pike County
During the War of 1812, General William Carroll, en route to New Orleans, marched his Tennessee Militia through Pike County, crossed the Bogue Chitto River north of Holmesville and camped along Love's Creek. While returning from New Orleans via . . . — Map (db m101512) HM

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