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

Woodville, Mississippi Historical Markers

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By Jeff Lovorn, March 20, 2011
Beth Israel Cemetery Marker
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Beth Israel Cemetery
Jewish community flourished in Woodville 1820-1920. Est. cemetery 1848. Synagouge built on Natchez St. 1878, rebuilt 1896, burned 1930’s. Jewish community enriched Town’s economic/artistic life. — Map (db m50908) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Carnot Posey Home
Built c. 1845, and home of Carnot Posey, 1st Lieut., Miss. Rifles, Mexican War, and Confed. Brig-General. Wounded at Bristoe Station, Va., and d. Nov. 13, 1863. Buried Univ. of Virginia. — Map (db m93457) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Fort Adams
Twenty mi. west, called Davion's Rock by French. Loftus Heights by British. U.S. Fort, 1798, named for John Adams. "Man Without a Country," Phillip Nolan was once stationed here. — Map (db m93850) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Rosemont
Jefferson Davis' boyhood home. Built 1810, by father, Samuel Davis. First schooling in log cabin here. Jane Cook Davis, his mother, died here in 1845 and is buried here with others of family. — Map (db m96500) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — St. Paul's Church
Founded in 1823 by Jas. A. Fox. Oldest Episcopal structure (1824) in state & reputedly W. of Alleghenies. Organ installed 1827. Here in 1829 first Episcopal priest ordained in state, John P. Porter. Mother of Jefferson Davis a member. — Map (db m93479) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — The Woodville Republican
The Republican, established in 1823 by William A.A. Chisolm, is the oldest newspaper and business institution in continuous operation in Mississippi. Operated by Lewis family for over 100 years. — Map (db m94552) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — West Feliciana Railroad
The West Feliciana Railroad line was built in this area between 1828 and 1842 to haul cotton from Woodville to the Bayou Sara Landing on the Mississippi River. The West Feliciana Railroad was the first line chartered in Mississippi, in 1831, and the . . . — Map (db m93718) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Wilkinson County War Memorial
Erected by the citizens of Wilkinson County in honor of all those who served in World War I - II and dedicated to those who gave their lives that freedom might live This monument also honors those of the following wars . . . — Map (db m93333) WM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — William Grant Still
The dean of African-American composers and one of the greatest classical musicians in American history, Still was born near Woodville on May 11, 1895. In 1930, Still composed Afro-American Symphony, a blues-influenced work. Troubled Island was his . . . — Map (db m93502) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — Woodville
Chartered in 1811. Was Jefferson Davis' boyhood home. Gen. Poindexter lived here. West Feleciana R.R., begun by Edward McGehee in 1831. was first in state and second in Miss. Valley. — Map (db m93496) HM
Mississippi (Wilkinson County), Woodville — 94 — Woodville Blues
Musicians from Woodville demonstrate the breadth of the blues’s influence on American music. Composer William Grant Still incorporated the blues into his “Afro-American Symphony,” while the innovative saxophonist Lester . . . — Map (db m50907) HM

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