Jacob Thompson's "Home Place" Historical

Jacob Thompson's "Home Place" Historical (HM1Y0I)

Location: Oxford, MS 38655 Lafayette County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 21.509', W 89° 31.414'

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The mansion ca. 1853 located on this site was burned by Union troops in 1864. Two original outbuildings are included in the present house, built in 1869. Jacob Thompson (1810-1885), a native of North Carolina, moved to Pontotoc, Mississippi, in 1835. A lawyer and Democrat, he was active in politics and helped organize circuit courts in a number of northern Mississippi counties. He married Catherine Ann Jones in 1838. In addition to his law practice in Pontotoc, Panola and Oxford, Thompson was a cotton grower, U.S. Congressman (1839-1857), University of Mississippi Trustee (1844-1857) and U.S. Secretary of the Interior (1857-1861). He resigned his post the day before Mississippi seceded and served in the C.S. Army and in the state legislature. Thompson headed the controversial Confederate Commission to Canada 1864-1865. As such, he was falsely charged with a number of crimes, including a role in Lincoln's assassination. Living in exile abroad until 1869, he was granted amnesty and briefly returned to Oxford before moving to Memphis, where he was a businessman. He and his wife are buried at Elmwood Cemetery.
HM NumberHM1Y0I
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2003
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
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Date Added Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 267910 N 3804790
Decimal Degrees34.35848333, -89.52356667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 21.509', W 89° 31.414'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 21' 30.54" N, 89° 31' 24.84" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 900-908 Old Taylor Rd, Oxford MS 38655, US
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