This Mississippi Department of Archives and History marker commemorating Claiborne County is located outside the Claiborne County Courthouse on Market Street in Port Gibson, Mississippi.
The GPS Location of this marker is: N 31° 57.721′ W 90° 59.028′
This marker reads:
“CLAIBORNE COUNTY – Established on January 27, 1802 by the first General Assembly, Claiborne County was the fourth county organized in the Mississippi Territory. Carved from Jefferson County, (formerly Pickering County) of the Old Natchez District, the county was named for William C.C. Claiborne, who served as second governor of the territory.”
There are two other Mississippi Department of Archives & History near the Claiborne County Courthouse in Port Gibson: one commemorates the Bernheimer Complex, the second commemorates the Civil War Battle of Port Gibson.
There is also a Mississippi Blues Trail marker nearby commemorating the Rabbit Foot Minstrels.
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