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Side 1Elected 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 voter …
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.
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.
Around 800 years ago, native peoples in this region began to transform a natural hill into what we call Emerald MoundThey followed a visionary plan and built this flat-topped sacred mound over perhaps 300 years. Covering eight acres, this remarkab…
Edelweiss is a Swiss Chalet-style building which dates to 1883. The house offered both a great view of the Mississippi River and a convenient location for the family of its first owner, Joseph O'Brien, a coal-dealer at Natchez Under-the-Hill. The …
War with the French forced the Natchez Indians to abandon the Grand Village and their other settlements. The war arose from disputes between the Indians and the French over debts and land ownership. In 1729, the Natchez abruptly switched their all…
to the memory
who gave their lives
in the service
World War I
World War II
1917 — 1975
If Ye Break…
Dedicated to the citizens
of Calhoun County
who served our country
in peacetime and war
Through the 1950's, 1960's, 1970's,
1980's & 1990's there has been only one
King of the Blues.
B. B. King
Riley B. King
Born 1925 Indianola, Ms.
Known as "Beale Street Blues Boy"
1891 - 1934
b. Heron's Place
d. Heathman-Dedham Plnt.
Screamin' and Hollerin'