Pearl River

Pearl River (HM1M8D)

Location: Canton, MS 39046 Madison County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 35.088', W 89° 51.676'

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In 1698 the French explorer, Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville, sailed into the mouth of this river and found pearls. He named it "River of Pearls."

The Natchez Trace, a hundred years later, avoided the marshy lowlands by following the ridge between the Pearl and the Big Black for 150 miles.

The last 75 miles of the river's course have served since 1812 as a boundary between Mississippi and Louisiana.
HM NumberHM1M8D
Placed ByUnited States Department of the Interior, National Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, July 27th, 2015 at 2:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 231420 N 3608872
Decimal Degrees32.58480000, -89.86126667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 35.088', W 89° 51.676'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 35' 5.28" N, 89° 51' 40.56" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Canton MS 39046, US
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