Miss Mississippi

Miss Mississippi (HM1YQF)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 21.138', W 90° 52.998'

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The Miss Mississippi Scholarship Pageant was started in 1934 with the annual event held in different cities until 1958. In that year, Vicksburg hosted its first pageant under the leadership of Mayor Johnny Holland and the Vicksburg Jaycees, and it has been the home of the event ever since.

In 1959, Mary Ann Mobley was crowned Miss Mississippi in Vicksburg and went on to become Mississippi's first Miss America. That success was repeated the next year, when Lynda Lee Mead, representing the University of Mississippi, was crowned Miss America in Atlantic City.

Twenty years later, Cheryl Prewitt of Ackerman held the Miss America title and then in 1986 Susan Akin of Meridian was crowned.

The Miss Mississippi Pageant is one of the top scholarship contributors in the Miss America organization.

Sponsored by the Vicksburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Year Placed2008
Placed ByThe City of Vicksburg Riverfront Mural Committee
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Date Added Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699184 N 3581455
Decimal Degrees32.35230000, -90.88330000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.138', W 90° 52.998'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 8.28" N, 90° 52' 59.88" 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 1000-1098 Levee St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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