The Clinton Riot

The Clinton Riot (HM266I)

Location: Clinton, MS 39056 Hinds County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 20.575', W 90° 19.841'

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On September 4, 1875, Charles Caldwell, a
former slave and Republican state senator,
organized a political rally at "Moses
Hill." Firing erupted during the rally,
attended by more than 1,500 blacks and
about 75 whites, including some white
Democrats. During the ensuing melee, at
least four whites and five blacks were
killed but in the next few days many
more blacks were killed by vigilante mobs
from nearby towns. The violence served as
a pretext for the return of white rule and
the end of Reconstruction in Mississippi.
HM NumberHM266I
Series This marker is part of the series
Year Placed2017
Placed ByThe Mississippi Department of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 751227 N 3581578
Decimal Degrees32.34291667, -90.33068333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 20.575', W 90° 19.841'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 20' 34.5" N, 90° 19' 50.46" W
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Area Code(s)601
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 202 Vernon Rd, Clinton MS 39056, US
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