Tockshish (HM1LEN)

Location: Shannon, MS 38868 Pontotoc County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 7.482', W 88° 50.79'

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Named for a Chickasaw word meaning "tree root," Tockshish was a community of Indians and white men on the Natchez Trace to the northwest. John McIntosh, British agent to the Choctaws, first settled there before 1770.
     In 1801, McIntosh's was made the second post office between Nashville and Natchez, and a relay station where post riders exchanged weary horses for fresh ones. The post office is gone; only the name recalls the time when hoof-beats marked the arrival of mail bags that had left Nashville five days before and were due in Natchez seven days later.
Series This marker is part of the Natchez Trace series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 29th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 329718 N 3777522
Decimal Degrees34.12470000, -88.84650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 7.482', W 88° 50.79'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 7' 28.92" N, 88° 50' 47.4" W
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Area Code(s)662
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Natchez Trace Pkwy, Shannon MS 38868, US
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