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Winona, Montgomery County, Mississippi, 1891

Winona, the county seat of Montgomery County, is situated on the Illinois Central rail-road, at its intersection with the Richmond & Danville road, two hundred and seventy-one miles from New Orleans and two hundred and seventy-nine from Cairo. It has a population of twenty-one hundred people, contains between twenty and thirty substantial stores, and does …

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Washington, Adams County, Mississippi, 1891

Washington, in Adams County, was important in the earlier history of Mississippi. “The town of Washington, six miles east of Natchez, in a rich, elevated and picturesque country, was then the seat of government,” wrote Colonel Claiborne. “The land office, the surveyor-general’s office, the office of the commissioner of claims, and the courts of the …

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Vicksburg, Warren County Mississippi 1891

Vicksburg is situated on the plateau overlooking the Mississippi in north latitude 32 thirty-two degrees, twenty-one minutes, thirty-three seconds and west longitude thirteen degrees, fifteen minutes. A series of terraces mark the approach to the Hill city from the Mississippi bottom and from the bayous, giving it natural drainage in four general courses. The delta …

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