Point of Rock

Point of Rock (HM1ZYC)

Location: Port Gibson, MS 39150 Claiborne County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 2.579', W 91° 3.072'

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In 1863 Point of Rock jutted far above the swirling waters of the Mississippi. Before the Civil War there was a large house with extensive gardens on top of Point of Rock. Before Brigadier General John S. Bowen's troops were ordered to Grand Gulf in March 1863, the dwelling had been burned.

One could see up and down the river for miles from the top of Point of Rock. Bowen chose this point for his observation station, from which he and his officers anxiously watched the powerful Union buildup at Hard Times.
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Date Added Thursday, July 20th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 684004 N 3546860
Decimal Degrees32.04298333, -91.05120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 2.579', W 91° 3.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 2' 34.74" N, 91° 3' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12006 Grand Gulf Rd, Port Gibson MS 39150, US
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