Cotton Gin Port - US 278, Amory, MS
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N 33° 58.967 W 088° 31.907
16S E 358508 N 3761304
Quick Description: Cotton Gin Port historic marker located on US 278, west of Amory, MS.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2008 10:58:39 AM
Waymark Code: WM3F1F
Cotton Gin Port
South one mile, initially an Indian trading post at southern terminus of Gaines trace. Named for the cotton gin built by U.S. Government for the Chickasaw ca. 1801, it grew into an important river town and cotton market with formation of Monroe County, 1821. Abandoned in 1887 after founding of nearby railroad town of Amory.
Mississippi Department of Archives and History, 1997