Holmes County State Park Article

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Holmes County State Park
Holmes County State Park (1).jpg
Map showing the location of Holmes County State Park
Map showing the location of Holmes County State Park
Location in Mississippi
Location Holmes, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates 33°01′44″N 89°54′58″W / 33.02889°N 89.91611°W / 33.02889; -89.91611
HOLMES COUNTY STATE PARK Latitude and Longitude:

33°01′44″N 89°54′58″W / 33.02889°N 89.91611°W / 33.02889; -89.91611
[1]
Area538 acres (218 ha) [2]
Elevation397 ft (121 m) [1]
Established1935
Governing body Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Website Holmes County State Park
Holmes County State Park
Nearest city Durant, Mississippi
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built1935
Built byCCC
Architectural styleOther, Rustic Style
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP reference # 97000769
Added to NRHPJuly 25, 1997

Holmes County State Park is a state park in the U.S. state of Mississippi located off U.S. Route 51 approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Durant. The park features two lakes, 45-acre (18 ha) English Lake and 14-acre (5.7 ha) Odum Lake. [3]

History

Development of Holmes County State Park was begun in 1935 by the CCC, which constructed Mississippi's first nine state parks. [4] The park is significant for its 1930s rustic style architecture, with buildings designed to integrate with the natural landscape. [2] The construction of this and other state parks in Mississippi have been deemed an "excellent example of cooperative efforts between the state and federal government to help reduce the unemployment rates during the Great Depression." [4]

Activities and amenities

The park offers 28 campsites built around two fishing lakes, a picnic area and shelters, and boat launch. [3]

References

  1. ^ a b "Holmes County State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b "Holmes County State Park". National Register of Historic Places Continuation Sheet. National Park Service. February 10, 1997. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Holmes County State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ a b "State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC between 1934 - 1942". National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service. August 15, 1996. Retrieved December 18, 2013. "By July, 1935, a total of nine new parks were under construction. These nine were Leroy Percy in Washington County; Tombigbee in Lee County; Clarkco in Clarke County; Legion in Winston County; Tishomingo in Tishomingo County; Holmes County; Roosevelt in Scott County; Spring Lake (later re-named Wall Doxey) in Marshall County; and Percy Quin in Pike County."

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