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Founded in 1889 by Jasper Davis, the
Mississippi Normal Institute opened
on September 1, 1890, east of this site,
with an initial enrollment of 75 students
that gradually increased throughout the
1890s. At its height, the school boasted …
1861 — 1865
[Bottom two tiers of lower base contain names and units of those who served]
[Long list of names down the entire shaft including the lower base steps]
[Brass plaque on bottom step…
Dedicated to the honor and memory of
the men and women of Pontotoc County
who served in the Armed Forces of
the United States in World War I,
World War II, Korea, and Vietnam.
Honoring all who served —
In memory …
Pontotoc County's wide-ranging musical legacy encompasses African American blues from Baby Face Leroy Foster, Lee Gates, R. C. Weatherall, and Terry "Harmonica" Bean as well as music by white artists who combined blues or R&B with country…
E. 5 mi. is site where Chickasaws defeated French commander, May 20, 1736, six days before defeat of Bienville at Ackia. Along with fourteen other French captives D'Artaguiette was burned at the stake.
Pierre D' Artaguiette
French Commander was defeated in battle
with Chickasaw Indians Sunday May 20, 1736
A week later D' Artaguiette, Francois -
Marie Bissot De Vincennes, Father Antoine Senat,
Jesuit Missionary-in all 20 Frenchmen cap…
W. 2 mi. Mother church of area. Organized before 1840 on camp-meeting site by Rev. James R. Callaway, founder of schools that became Pontotoc Academy & Chickasaw College.
S. 0.3 mi. Robert Gordon, Indian-trader & speculator, built it in 1836. Noted for spaciousness, carved woodwork, & hospitality. J. D. Fontaine bought it in 1900.
Established here, 1852, by Presbyterians. Building was used as hospital for both Confederate & Union soldiers in Civil War. School noted for high educational standards.
Buried 3.2 mi. S. at Toccopola School. As Chickasaw wife of John L. Allen she won famous suit over title to slave held under Indian law. As result, in 1839 state led English-speaking world in legislation protection of spouse.