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Alabama and Vicksburg Railroad Depot - Newton, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member GA Cacher
N 32° 19.215 W 089° 09.775
16S E 296393 N 3577989
Quick Description: Depot that was burned to the ground and help to win the Battle of Vicksburg for the Federal Troops.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2009 9:04:17 PM
Waymark Code: WM7VQA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
Views: 1

Long Description:

On April 24, 1863, Union forces led by General Benjamin H. Grierson executed a raid on Newton. The station was burned, tracks were torn up, and the rails were heated, and then twisted around trees. Also destroyed were the Commissary, telegraph lines and stores. The raid contributed to the fall of Vicksburg. Newton Station was rebuilt in 1905, then restored and reopened in 1992. It is listed on the National Register on Historic Places, and is designated as a Mississippi Landmark. This building now houses the Newton Chamber of Commerce, meeting rooms, and a coffee shop. Call (601) 683-2201 for more information.

Street address:
128 S Main St
Newton, MS USA.
39345


County / Borough / Parish: Newton County

Year listed: 1990

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Event, Commerce, Transportation

Periods of significance: 1860 - 1905

Historic function: Transportation

Current function: Chamber of Commerce and weddings

Privately owned?: no

Season start / Season finish: From: 12/10/2009 To: 12/10/2009

Hours of operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
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