Growing and Changing

Growing and Changing (HM26CI)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 21.147', W 90° 52.677'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

A Different Point of View

Vicksburg was pretty bare in the early days. The original townspeople cleared the land and used the trees to construct buildings and open space for farming. When Vicksburg was under siege by the Union Army, the soldiers could see all through the city and across the hills.


Still Growing

Despite the Courthouse's beauty and history, Warren County needed a
larger facility. Known as the "New Courthouse", this Art Deco building was built in 1940 under the Public Works Administration created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Public Works Administration provided employment for 8.5 million "depression era" Americans between 1935 and 1943.

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Top right: Part of the Battlefield near the Union Line looking toward Vicksburg (1900)
Middle: This panoramic view of Vicksburg, taken 37 years after the Siege of Vicksburg (1900), shows how the terrain was still open. The photographer was over 2 miles away looking across the National Military Park toward this area. In the background you can see the Old Court House copula and many church steeples.
Bottom left: Behind the Union Line the Willis House, used by General Sherman as a hospital during the siege, sits on open land (1900).
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HM NumberHM26CI
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699688 N 3581482
Decimal Degrees32.35245000, -90.87795000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.147', W 90° 52.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 8.8199999999999" N, 90° 52' 40.62" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1001-1009 Cherry St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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