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Cross City was founded in 1854 by surveyors Houston Mitchell and Hamilton Mask where the Mobile & Ohio Railroad intersected with the Memphis & Charleston line, the only such site of its kind in the west at that time. Following the widespread Victorian fad of naming towns after classical locations, in 1855, Cross City was renamed "Corinth" after the famous crossroads of ancient Greece. Located only 10 miles from the Tennessee-Mississippi state line, Corinth has a long and colorful history of strategic importance to the entire country.
ISBN: 9780738591247
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 202
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
LuAnne Parrish, a fourth-generation, lifelong Corinthian, received her bachelor of science in history from Mississippi University for Women in 1978. She has been a living history reenactor for over 20 years and agrees with her late mother's assessment, “If I miss heaven, at least I got to live in Corinth, Mississippi!” Jesse Ables is not a native Corinthian, but he got here as soon as he could. A native of South Texas, Jesse studied art at Texas State University. He has worked for over 45 years in the commercial printing industry and now proudly holds “dual citizenship” as a Texan and Corinthian since his marriage to his wife, Dale.
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