Featherston-Magruder House

Featherston-Magruder House (HM2669)

Location: Vicksburg, MS 39183 Warren County
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N 32° 21.058', W 90° 52.696'

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In 1831, Richard Featherston, a teacher,
built a single story structure here and
opened Vicksburg's first school. Dr. Alex
Magruder expanded the house to two stories
in 1850 and used the original as a clinic
where he treated victims of the 1853
Yellow Fever Outbreak that killed half the
population. Sold in 1869 to Nathaniel
Thomas, the house was later owned by
Tom Morrissey, a steamboat captain
and liquor dealer. Built by slaves in the
Greek Revival style, the house was
remodeled with Italianate features.
HM NumberHM2669
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2016
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 699661 N 3581317
Decimal Degrees32.35096667, -90.87826667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 21.058', W 90° 52.696'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 21' 3.48" N, 90° 52' 41.76" 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 1117-1199 Cherry St, Vicksburg MS 39183, US
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