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A tribute to my faithful servant and friend, Willis Howcott, a colored boy of rare loyalty and faithfulness, whose memory I cherish with deep gratitude.
Loyal, faithful, true, were each and all of them.
Erected by W.H. Howcutt …
Capt. Addison Harvey
Born June 1837,
Killed April 9, 1865.
Just as the country's flag was furled forever, death saved him the pain of defeat.
Long since has beat the last tattoo
Disbanded are the 'Gray' and 'Blue'
And peace reigns now wh…
In Memoriam The Confederate Dead
The cause may perish, but the memory of noble deeds survives.
Erected by the Ladies Memorial Association of Canton, Miss, April 26, 1881. Mrs. Charles Handy, President
Architecturally distinctive 19th century penal facility. Jailers quarters in front; cell black in rear. Built 1870 by Valentine Warner and architect C.W. Oates. Jail closed in 1969.
Built as the home of Dr. James Priestley, one of Canton's early physicians and first postmaster, the Priestley House is a 19th-century Greek Revival-style home constructed ca. 1852. The house remained in the Priestley family until the early 1990s.…
The courage of Tougaloo College students, faculty, and staff fueled the Jackson Civil Rights Movement. Inspired by the bravery and resolve of Medgar Evers, students and faculty attempted to integrate Jackson's main public library, restaur…
What is now the City of Ridgeland was
first settled in 1832 when William Austin
purchased land in this area near the
Natchez Trace. James Yellowley bought
the property in 1853. He sold it in 1896 to
Gorton Nichols and Edward Treakle, who…
Named for the Choctaw Indian Agency
once located in this area, Old Agency
Road is a portion of the original road
system that formed the old Natchez
Trace. Its sunken roadbed and high
earthen banks are evocative of the
narrow road that …
Named for the Choctaw Indian Agency once located in this area, Old Agency Road is a portion of the original road system that formed the old Natchez Trace. Its sunken roadbed and high earthen banks are evocative of the narrow road that linked Natch…
CORE Activists David Dennis, Matheo Suarez, and George Raymond opened a Madison County office in 1963 to register black voters, the majority in white~controlled Canton. Co~directors Raymond and Suarez were joined by Annie Devine and C.O. …