By Lena Mitchell/NEMS Daily Journal
CORINTH – Old signs pointing the way to a Corinth Civil War Driving Tour will come down soon.
A map and CD for a new Civil War Driving Tour have been disseminated at the Corinth Area Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Crossroads Museum since May, and visitors using those directions have been confused by the old signs, said National Park Service Ranger Ashley Berry of the Corinth Civil War Interpretive Center.
Berry and Ranger Tom Parson met with Corinth city officials Tuesday to request removal of the old signs, which were originally installed in 1997 by the Siege and Battle of Corinth Commission.
The Commission, an agency created under city authority in 1993, agreed at its last meeting that the old signs should be removed.
Mayor Tommy Irwin, Alderman Andrew Labas, Community Development and Planning Director Dave Huwe and Street Commissioner Jim Bynum agreed that Bynum would handle removal of the signs.
Some of the referenced signs have gone missing through the years and never been replaced, while changes to the Civil War Driving Tour route also were made.
Parson recently surveyed the signs still in place and gave everyone a copy of the 44 locations of the ones that remain. The National Park Service will handle removal of the three signs that are in Alcorn County outside city limits.