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Canton, Mississippi

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Canton is a city in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 12,911 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Madison County^GR6, and situated in the northern part of the metropolitan area surrounding the state capitol, Jackson.

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Black Confederate Soldiers Monument - Honoring Willis Howcott

Black Confederate Soldiers Monument - Honoring Willis Howcott
Made by J. Stephen Conn
Canton, Madison County, Mississippi: Most Confederate monuments, and Union monuments too, only refer to groups of soldiers, such as those from a certain company or a particular town or county. This monument specfically honors local African Americans who fought for the Confederate States of America with the Harvey Scouts (cavalry), in defense of their Southern homeland. Specifically mentioned is Willis Howcott, a local black man who gave his life in fighting against the federal troops who invaded the Southern states. An estimated 60,000 or more African American men, both free and slave, were Confederate soldiers - a fact which is often overlooked by history books because it contradicts the politically correct northern view of the War for Southern Independence. www.37thtexas.org/html/Memoriam2.html Also, check out my CONFEDERATE DIGEST blog: www.ConfederateDigest.blogspot.com

Old Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)

Old Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)
Made by courthouselover
This historic courthouse was built in 1854-58 making it one of Mississippi's handful of antebellum capitols. I do believe that the county courts have been moved to the new courthouse a few blocks north of this square, but this structure is not vacant. It has one of the largest squares that I have seen for a courthouse. Canton has had some recent experiences with Hollywood. The movie A Time to Kill has shots of this courthouse in it, and the movies My Dog Skip and Oh Brother Where Art Thou were filmed around town.

dining room

dining room
Made by MeredithNo
blank walls! The one table, in the dining room. I remember how this house used to be. This table was something Chris' dad found after katrina, it's old and heavy, and we might try to redo it. a fun project nonethe less.

Canton High School, Canton

Canton High School, Canton
Made by E.L. Malvaney
Original section (foreground) designed by N.W. Overstreet in 1923; later addition (background) designed by Overstreet & Town in 1937 and built as a Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works project.

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 Video

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 Video
Made by CanadaGood
Short video about a short visit to the town of Canton, Mississippi in November 1997. Includes the water tower, town courthouse and the guide in the local visitor's center. Captured by my VHS-C video camera.

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 JPG 3

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 JPG 3
Made by CanadaGood
Getting the intro by woman working at visitor's information office at Canton, Mississippi 1997. This is a still frame captured from a VHS-C video tape. The version on Flickr is titled .

Madison County Courthouse

Madison County Courthouse
Made by joseph a
Canton, Mississippi This venerable courthouse was built in 1855, and Canton's unique square was a set for such movies as O Brother Where Art Thou, A Time to Kill, and My Dog Skip.

Old Madison County Jail (Canton, Mississippi)

Old Madison County Jail (Canton, Mississippi)
Made by courthouselover
Built in 1870 with the designs of C. W. Oates, this structure has been out of use as a jail house since 1969. Today is home to the Madison County Historical Society.

Madison County courthouse cornerstone

Madison County courthouse cornerstone
Made by jbparker
Madison County courthouse cornerstone in Canton, Mississippi. [P-20060704-152216-raw]

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 JPG 1

VHS Mississippi, Canton Visit 1997 JPG 1
Made by CanadaGood
Central square at Canton, Mississippi in 1997. North of Jackson, MS. This is a still frame captured from a VHS-C video tape. The version on Flickr is titled .

Downtown Canton

Downtown Canton
Made by sisterbeer
I asked the woman at the Welcome Center, Is there anything to see or anything going on today? She said, Hmmm...nope. Tourism FAIL.

P4281402

P4281402
Made by Bill Herndon
Classic Coca Cola advertisement, wall on the northwest corner of N. Liberty and E. Center streets - Canton, Mississippi, USA

DSCN6075

DSCN6075
Made by MeredithNo
I love magnets! so i bought one the otherday for Birmingham, since I have one for everywhere else except Birmingham

Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)

Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)
Made by courthouselover
This courthouse was built in 1995 and stands one or two blocks to the north of the old 1854 county courthouse.

Old Post Office 39046 (Canton, Mississippi)

Old Post Office 39046 (Canton, Mississippi)
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Built in 1915, this structure on the courthouse square in Canton no longer functions as a post office.

Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)

Madison County Courthouse (Canton, Mississippi)
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This courthouse was built in 1995 and stands one block to the north of the old 1854 county courthouse.

Inscription on the Willis Howcott Confederate Monument - I

Inscription on the Willis Howcott Confederate Monument - I
Made by J. Stephen Conn
www.37thtexas.org/html/Memoriam2.html

2 x 4 Signals in Canton, MS

2 x 4 Signals in Canton, MS
Made by US 71
Pair of older 4-Way traffic signals at the corner of N Union St and W Center St in Canton, MS

What?

What?
Made by sisterbeer
Granting wishes as long as your dying wish is to take a few of God's creatures out with you.

Davidson's Restaurant, Canton, Mississippi

Davidson's Restaurant, Canton, Mississippi
Made by J. Stephen Conn
On the Madison County Courthouse Square. I enjoyed lunch here during my visit to Canton.



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