Black Belt

Black Belt (HM1LEP)

Location: Shannon, MS 38868 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 8.983', W 88° 49.193'

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Ages ago this area was under an arm of the ocean. Shells and other marine organisms were deposited to form the limestone seen here.
     Exposure of the limestone to all types of weathering gradually changed it into a heavy fertile soil of various colors. The dominant black soil, which before cultivation was prarie grassland, has given the area the name "Black Belt," or "Black Prarie".
     The Black Belt extends south beyond Columbus, Mississippi, then trends eastward across nearly all of Alabama. Formerly one of America's great cotton areas, it is now considered excellent pasture land for livestock.
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HM NumberHM1LEP
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
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Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 332222 N 3780252
Decimal Degrees34.14971667, -88.81988333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 8.983', W 88° 49.193'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 8' 58.98" N, 88° 49' 11.58" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Shannon MS 38868, US
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