Horse & Mule Watering Trough

Horse & Mule Watering Trough (HM27MY)

Location: Brookhaven, MS 39601 Lincoln County
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Country: United States of America
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N 31° 34.807', W 90° 26.677'

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Built in the early 1920's, this trough sits in its original location, a relic of a period long passed. Travel from town to town was primarily done by mule pulled wagons. The area was plentiful with corn and cotton making such trade activity among residents popular. The water pouring into the trough by spigot was provided by the city to encourage trading. By World War II, most of the trading rural population had begun using the automobile for travel between towns thereby eliminating the trough's purpose. The trough now remains as a reminder of a period in the business, cultural and social history of the Lincoln County area.
HM NumberHM27MY
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Date Added Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 742499 N 3496729
Decimal Degrees31.58011667, -90.44461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 34.807', W 90° 26.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 34' 48.42" N, 90° 26' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)601
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-299 W Monticello St, Brookhaven MS 39601, US
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