The Eagle and Bowman Hotels

The Eagle and Bowman Hotels (HMYJ7)

Location: Jackson, MS 39201 Hinds County
Country: United States of America

N 32° 18.02', W 90° 10.772'

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Two of Jackson's historic hotels once stood at this site. The Eagle Hotel, originally a tavern, was built in 1823. Andrew Jackson was a guest here in 1840.Alexander McClung, editor and Mexican War hero, committed suicide at the hotel in 1855. The Eagle was torn down in 1856 and replaced in 1857 by the Bowman House, a five story brick structure. The scene of frequent political and social events, the hotel also served briefly as Union headquarters on May 14, 1863. The Bowman House burned on June 9, 1863.
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HM NumberHMYJ7
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Year Placed2004
Placed ByMississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 2:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 765582 N 3577220
Decimal Degrees32.30033333, -90.17953333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 18.02', W 90° 10.772'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 18' 1.20" N, 90° 10' 46.32" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 North St, Jackson MS 39201, US
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