Washington Street

Washington Street (HM1YO9)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.068', W 90° 53.031'

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Vickburg's Commercial Center

Washington Street became the commercial center of Vicksburg in 1839 when a fire destroyed the downtown area on Main Street. This scene, c.1912 shows the 1400 block looking north toward the Yazoo Canal. In the early 20th century, Vicksburg was the state's chief commercial and banking center. On Washington Street, one could purchase any necessity, service, or luxury desired. In the 1400 block alone, retailers offered groceries, candy, ice cream, liquor, tobacco, business machines, clothing, shoes, furniture, stoves, and pharmaceuticals. Services were provided by tailors, barbers, doctors, advertising agents, printers, banks, and restaurants. Two movie theaters featured the latest films. Residents came downtown by trolleys that plied more than ten miles of track. The trolley in the foreground has the sides removed for summer.
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HM NumberHM1YO9
Year Placed2002
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, June 1st, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699135 N 3581325
Decimal Degrees32.35113333, -90.88385000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.068', W 90° 53.031'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 4.08" N, 90° 53' 1.86" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1200-1298 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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