Assassination of F.M.B. "Marsh" Cook

Assassination of F.M.B. "Marsh" Cook (HM121N)

Location: Bay Springs, MS 39422 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 0.786', W 89° 17.272'

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On July 23, 1890, Marsh Cook of Jasper County was gunned down by six men after warning citizens that the 1890 Mississippi Constitutional Convention would likely limit voting rights and disfranchise black voters. Cook was a white Republican candidate for delegate to the Constitutional Convention. He had urged black voters to organize against disfranchisement. No one was ever arrested or tried for his murder.
HM NumberHM121N
Historical Period19th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeMemorial
Marker ClassHistorical Marker
Marker StyleFree Standing
Year Placed2012
Placed ByRobert M. Cook, Jr. and other descendants of Marsh Cook with cooperation from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and the Mississippi Department of Transportation
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 4:34pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] ROBERT M. COOK, MD  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 283904 N 3544175
Decimal Degrees32.01310000, -89.28786667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 0.786', W 89° 17.272'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 0' 47.1600" N, 89° 17' 16.3200" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)601
Can be seen from road?Yes
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-450 Co Rd 1523, Bay Springs MS 39422, US
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