—Vicksburg Heritage Walking Trail —In 1881 Frederick Speed and Thomas Foster purchased the 210-acre Lonewood Plantation in this area. They divided the land into lots that sold for about $600 each. Both partners wanted to name the newly formed town after the other. The final decision came from a coin toss; Foster won the toss and the town of Speeds was born. In 1905 when the City of Vicksburg promised to provide the citizens of Speeds with power, water, sewer, and public transportation, they agreed and were annexed by Vicksburg.
|Placed By||The City of Vicksburg|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||15S E 699467 N 3579769|
|Decimal Degrees||32.33705000, -90.88065000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 20.223', W 90° 52.839'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 20' 13.38" N, 90° 52' 50.34" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||601, 769|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2322-2398 Drummond St, Vicksburg MS 39180, US|
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