Mercantile Explosion

Mercantile Explosion (HM268Z)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39180 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 20.953', W 90° 52.929'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

After the Civil War with slavery abolished, the giant plantations were struggling to find labor.

To help with the lack of labor, sharecropping became a common practice. Many of the former slaves became sharecroppers on the plantations where they had been enslaved. Sharecroppers leased a part of the plantations land to farm and paid for it with a "share" of their crop.

In turn, the merchant business in Vicksburg flourished. Sharecroppers were extended credit for goods and would pay their debt when they sold their crops. State laws were even passed that gave the merchants precedence over the plantation land owners for the sharecroppers' earnings when paying their debts.
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HM NumberHM268Z
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699299 N 3581116
Decimal Degrees32.34921667, -90.88215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.953', W 90° 52.929'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 57.18" N, 90° 52' 55.74" W
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Area Code(s)601, 769
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1311-1399 US-61 BUS, Vicksburg MS 39180, US
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