Egremont, Mississippi

Egremont is an unincorporated community in Sharkey County, Mississippi, United States. A variant name for the community is "Baconia".[1]

Egremont
Egremont is located in Mississippi
Egremont
Egremont
Egremont is located in the United States
Egremont
Egremont
Coordinates: 32°51′38″N 90°54′12″W / 32.86056°N 90.90333°W / 32.86056; -90.90333Coordinates: 32°51′38″N 90°54′12″W / 32.86056°N 90.90333°W / 32.86056; -90.90333
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountySharkey
Elevation
105 ft (32 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID669697[1]

Egremont is located on U.S. Route 61, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Rolling Fork.

HistoryEdit

During the American Civil War of 1861–1865, a military campaign launched by Union forces was slowed by obstructions placed along Deer Creek at the Egremont Plantation.[2]

In 1880, the Egremont Plantation became the property of Hezekiah William Foote. It was inherited by his son Huger Lee Foote, who was elected Sheriff of Sharkey County in 1890, and went on to serve in the Mississippi Legislature.[3]

In 1984, sculptor Wesley Bobo erected a steel dinosaur along Route 61 in Egremont.[4]

A local juke joint called "Willie Mama's" was located in Egremont, but closed in 2007. It re-opened under the name "The Waterin Hole".[citation needed]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Egremont". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Dumas, David (2012). Steele's Bayou Expedition, a Driving Tour Guide. Author House.
  3. ^ Woods, Woody (2010). Delta Plantations - the Beginning. Troy (Woody) Woods. pp. 40, 42.
  4. ^ Black, Patti Carr (1988). Art in Mississippi, 1720-1980. University Press of Mississippi. p. 150.

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