Site of Assembly Hall

Site of Assembly Hall (HM2IZ0)

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N 31° 34.765', W 91° 17.893'

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Built ca. 1801 and operated as a tavern by
Charles De France and Richard Fletcher,
the two-story, wood frame building
that stood here housed Mississippi''s
territorial legislature from at least 1808
to 1811. At the time, Washington was the
territorial capital. Among the activities
of the assembly during this period was
the chartering of Mississippi''s first bank
in 1809. In addition, the tavern
housed the Supreme Court. Listed
National Register of Historic Places in
1978, Assembly Hall burned in 1993.
HM NumberHM2IZ0
Year Placed2017
Placed ByMississippi Departmenyt of Archives and History
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 20th, 2019 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 661482 N 3495074
Decimal Degrees31.57941667, -91.29821667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 34.765', W 91° 17.893'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 34' 45.9" N, 91° 17' 53.58" W
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