- Associated Press - Monday, June 16, 2014

RIDEGELAND, Miss. (AP) - Ridgeland officials and the Historical Society of Ridgeland are unveiling Tuesday a new historical marker on West Jackson Street.

The Clarion-Ledger reports (https://on.thec-l.com/1n3LFLp ) the Olde Towne Ridgeland Plaza marker presents a brief story of the history of Ridgeland. Beginning in 1832, it includes the purchase of property by various owners, the arrival of the Illinois Central Railroad and the incorporation of the city in 1899.

Exhibits will feature the Ridgeland town charter, historical maps and photographs.

Historical Society president Nancy Batson says the organization has worked since 2009 to educate the public about the history of Ridgeland and to preserve the history for future generations to appreciate.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, https://www.clarionledger.com

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