This month we’ll highlight our State Historical Marker program by featuring markers that are associated with the month of October from around the state. The photographs of the markers are by Gerald Johnston, who in an amazing feat, photographed most of the historical markers in Mississippi. Used with permission.

Located on U.S. Hwy. 90 at Alabama state line, north side of road (Jackson County)

This marker doesn’t have an October date, but we liked it because of the way it succinctly summarizes Mississippi’s colonial and territorial history. It’s all there in a nutshell!

Historical markers commemorate historic events, places, and people from Mississippi history. Over 800 have been placed at sites throughout Mississippi. For more information about historical markers and sponsor application forms, visit the State Historical Marker webpage. Special thanks to William Thompson, coordinator of the marker program, for compiling the October markers.