Vicksburg and the Vick Family

Vicksburg and the Vick Family (HM26CJ)

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

N 32° 21.075', W 90° 52.479'

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—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —

Martha Vick House
Built in 1830 for the founder of Vicksburg's daughter, Martha Vick. This is the only home left in Vicksburg from the original Newit Vick Family. Martha, a spinster, did not need a large home. Her home was said to be a "mini-mansion" even though it was smaller than most homes in the area.


Vicksburg's Founder

Newit Vick, a Methodist minister, moved his family here from Virginia in 1812. They settled on land about 7 miles from here. Newit later purchased 1,100 acres of land on the bluffs along the Mississippi River. This is the land that later developed into the City of Vicksburg.

Public Square

John Lane, also a Methodist minister, was the executor of the Vick's will. He was responsible for donating the "Public Square" where the Court House was later built. Lane later married Sarah, one of Newit Vick's 13 children.

Untimely Passing

In August of 1819, both Newit and his wife Elizabeth contracted yellow fever and later died within the same hour of each other. Their gravesite is about seven miles outside of town on the land they first settled and named "Open Woods".
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HM NumberHM26CJ
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Year Placed2018
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 700001 N 3581355
Decimal Degrees32.35125000, -90.87465000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.075', W 90° 52.479'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 4.5" N, 90° 52' 28.74" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1301-1315 Grove St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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