Holmes County State Park

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Holmes County State Park
Mississippi State Park
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Holmes
Elevation 397 ft (121 m) [1]
Coordinates 33°01′44″N 89°54′58″W / 33.02889°N 89.91611°W / 33.02889; -89.91611Coordinates: 33°01′44″N 89°54′58″W / 33.02889°N 89.91611°W / 33.02889; -89.91611 [1]
Area 538 acres (218 ha) [2]
Established 1935
Management Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
Location in Mississippi
Website: Holmes County State Park
Holmes County State Park
Nearest city Durant, Mississippi
Area 20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built 1935
Built by CCC
Architectural style Other, Rustic Style
MPS State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP reference # 97000769
Added to NRHP July 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[edit]

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[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Holmes County State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ a b "Holmes County State Park" (PDF). 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" (PDF). 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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