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Wesson, Mississippi Historical Markers

 
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By Cajun Scrambler, August 25, 2018
Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School Marker
Mississippi (Copiah County), Wesson — Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School
On December 9, 1914, the Trustees of Copiah-Lincoln Agricultural High School had its first meeting and opened its doors to students on September 6, 1915. This building was one of the first buildings constructed on a sixty-five acre tract of . . . — Map (db m122518) HM
Mississippi (Copiah County), Wesson — 162 — Houston Stackhouse

Front Although Houston Stackhouse never became a major name in blues, he played key roles in Delta blues history as a sideman, mentor, and influence. A constant presence in Mississippi and Arkansas blues circles for several decades, he . . . — Map (db m122613) HM

Mississippi (Copiah County), Wesson — Mississippi MillsWesson, Miss.
Site of cotton & woolen mills set up, 1866, by J. M. Wesson. Burnt, 1873; rebuilt, expanded & operated by Col. Ed. Richardson & Capt. Wm. Oliver with 2,000 employees. Closed 1910 & dismantled 1919. — Map (db m122614) HM
Mississippi (Copiah County), Wesson — Old Wesson Public School
According to its cornerstone, this structure was "ereted 1889; destroyed by fire 1890; rebuilt 1893." Built in the Romanesque style of Wesson's Miss. Mills, it is now the Oswalt Youth & Com. Center. — Map (db m122520) HM
Mississippi (Copiah County), Wesson — Wesson Hotel
Site of a hotel since 1864, this structure was built ca. 1877. Known originally as the Richardson House, the hotel was owned by Mississippi Mills, a once-flourishing textile mill founded by J.M. Wesson in 1864. — Map (db m122512) HM
Mississippi (Lincoln County), Wesson — Smith/Furr Pioneer Homesite
Deed U.S.G. 1816 Section 17 Township 8- North Range 9- East Christian Furr 1792-1850 Catherine Pierce Furr 1792-1882 Lott Furr 1834-1862 Martha Maxwell Furr 1824-1894 James William Smith 1864-1931 lst marriage: Mary Breedon . . . — Map (db m122525) HM

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