Saturday, March 24, 2007

Town of Bennight, Washington

BENNIGHT, a town in Lewis County. On December 11, 1913, the town was named in honor of J. E. Bennight, manager of the Washington Coal and Mining Company, whose mines at the place so named are on the line of the Eastern Railway & Lumber Company's line to Kopiah.

Pg. 18 of “Origin of Washington Place Names” by Edmond S. Meany, Professor of History, University of Washington Press (Seattle), 1923.
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