Wayne and Minnie Cox Park - Indianola, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member hoteltwo
N 33° 27.393 W 090° 39.119
15S E 718229 N 3704368
Quick Description: Marker notes former house location of nation's first African-American postmaster. The marker is on Faisonia Ave, just south of W. Baker St inside the park.
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 10/13/2014 7:07:00 AM
Waymark Code: WMMN3G
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jdwms_1950
Views: 2

Long Description:
Marker text:

On this site was the home of Wayne and Minnie Cox. In 1888, Wayne Cox was elected alderman, the first African American to hold that post in Indianola. Appointed by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891, Minnie Cox is the nation's first known African American postmaster. Both were also successful entrepreneurs.
Date Installed:: 2003

Organization that placed the object:: The Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

Related Website:: [Web Link]

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