Bienville's Fort Historical

Bienville's Fort Historical (HM1XQQ)

Location: Aberdeen, MS 39730 Monroe County
Country: United States of America

N 33° 59.149', W 88° 33.184'

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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 of Ackia at Tupelo, Bienville retreated to the fort and to Mobile on May 29.
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HM NumberHM1XQQ
Series This marker is part of the series
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Year Placed1987
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, April 10th, 2017 at 9:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 356547 N 3761670
Decimal Degrees33.98581667, -88.55306667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 33° 59.149', W 88° 33.184'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds33° 59' 8.94" N, 88° 33' 11.04" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 30387-30419 US-278, Aberdeen MS 39730, US
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