Wall Doxey State Park

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Wall Doxey State Park
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Map showing the location of Wall Doxey State Park
Map showing the location of Wall Doxey State Park
Location in Mississippi
LocationMarshall, Mississippi, United States
Coordinates34°39′24″N 89°27′59″W / 34.65667°N 89.46639°W / 34.65667; -89.46639Coordinates: 34°39′24″N 89°27′59″W / 34.65667°N 89.46639°W / 34.65667; -89.46639[1]
Area750 acres (300 ha)[2]
Elevation335 ft (102 m)[1]
Established1935
Named forSenator Wall Doxey
Governing bodyMississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
WebsiteWall Doxey State Park
Wall Doxey State Park
Nearest cityHolly Springs, Mississippi
Area20 acres (8.1 ha)
Built1935
Built byCivilian Conservation Corps; National Youth Administration
Architectural styleOther, Rustic
MPSState Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC MPS
NRHP reference #97001437
Added to NRHPDecember 1, 1997

Wall Doxey State Park is a public recreation area located off Mississippi Highway 7, approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Holly Springs, Mississippi. The state park is centered around 60-acre (24 ha) Spring Lake.[3]

History[edit]

Wall Doxey State Park is one of the original state parks built in Mississippi in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps.[4] Originally known as Spring Lake, the park was the eighth park in Mississippi created by the CCC. The CCC began work 1935; the park opened in 1938. Workers with the National Youth Administration also contributed to the park's development, adding a cabin in 1938. In 1956, the park was renamed in honor of Mississippi politician Wall Doxey.[2]

Activities and amenities[edit]

The park features lake fishing, primitive and developed campsites, cabins and cottage, 2.5-mile (4.0 km) nature trail, picnic area, and two disc golf courses.[3] A narrow levee surrounds a third of the spring-fed lake which, in its shallows, has cypresses and dense vegetation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Wall Doxey State Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ a b Harrison Lea Stamm; Architectural Historian (July 10, 1997). "Wall Doxey State Park". National Register of Historic Places Registration Form. National Park Service. Retrieved December 15, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Wall Doxey State Park". Parks and Destinations. Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Retrieved July 14, 2014.
  4. ^ Todd Sanders, Review and Compliance Assistant (August 15, 1996). "State Parks in Mississippi built by the CCC between 1934 - 1942". National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation Form. National Park Service. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 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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