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Book on Copiah County: A Shared History


Book on Copiah County: A Shared History

A new book that coincides with the Copiah County bicentennial celebration during 2023 presents a comprehensive view of the county’s history, zeroing in on specific aspects of it and profiling notable people who played important roles in the county.


A Shared History: Copiah County 1823-2023 tells the Copiah County story in 199 pages with 16 chapters written by Paul Cartwright from Hattiesburg and Tricia Nelson and Rev. Gene Horton from Crystal Springs, along with other special contributors. There are chapters focus on the county’s transportation and waterways, flora and fauna, architecture, artists, participation in the Civil War and use of slaves, and specific communities, among other topics. Wesson native Sharron Hailey Baird chronicles the history of her hometown in one chapter.


Copies of the book are available for $25 plus $5 for shipping from Paul Cartwright, 3 Waverly Circle, Hattiesburg, MS 39402.


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