West Point and Clay County

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Clay County extends from the banks of the Tombigbee River in the east across Mississippi's fertile Black Prairie, the Kilgore Hills, and ends in the Flatwoods to the west. West Point, the county seat, lies in the eastern part of the county in the midst of the Black Prairie and was first developed as a railroad center for the cotton trade during the 1850s. Today, the local economy is largely dominated by manufacturing and services. Images of America: West Point and Clay County features prehistoric Indian mounds, farms and plantations, such as Waverley on the Tombigbee, and 19th- and 20th-century homes and stores that reflect the county's charm.
ISBN: 9781467113922
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Mississippi
Series: Images of America
Images: 169
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Jack D. Elliott, Elizabeth A. Calvert, and Rebecca M. Riley are Clay County natives whose families settled the area before the Civil War. Elliott is a retired archaeologist from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Calvert is a civil engineer and produces the Clay County Historical and Genealogical Society's annual historic photographic calendar. Riley is an archivist in the Bryan Public Library's local history room. Images in this collection were gathered from the library's archives and private collections.
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