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According to tradition, Woodall Mountain was called Yaw Hill or Yaw Mountain before 1898. It was renamed for Zaphaniah H. Woodall, who was the sheriff of Tishomingo County when, in 1887, the first Tishomingo County Courthouse at Iuka, along with t…
Daughters of American Revolution
Corinth, MS. 1908 Tishomingo Chamber of Commerce 1988
The Natchez Trace
1791 - 1913.
Marked by the Daughters
of the American
Ala. & Miss.
This historic highway was first used as a mail route in 1791, and was a well known Indian trail in far earlier days.
The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway has three main parts. The largest section from Demopolis, Alabama, north to Amory, Mississippi, utilizes the Tombigbee River but changes and shortens the existing channel with dams, locks, and short cuts. From Amor…
The parkway bridge is named in honor of United States Representative Jamie L. Whitten who for years fought for funds in Congress to complete the Natchez Trace Parkway and the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.
His vision helped make possible this hi…
In the mid 1700's Sieur de Bienville, founder of Mobile, recommended to Louis XIV, a waterway connecting the Tennessee River with the Tombigbee River. Later, American settlers also recognized the advantages of such a shortcut. Residents of Knox Co…
Revolutionary War soldier who enlisted at Laurens County, SC, in 1778. Served three years. Fought at Kings Mountain, SC, the turning point battle of the Revolutionary War in the South. Patriot William Gray lies at rest with his family in old Gray …
H.A. Dean & John Newhardt continuing work begun in 1857, opened Iuka Normal Institute in 1882. Their reputations brought students from throughout the South. Graduates won distinctions.
Bloody clash of Sept. 19, 1862 resulted from attempt of Gen. Wm. Rosencrans, U.S.A., to expel Gen. Sterling Price, C.S.A., from N.E. Mississippi. In 2 hours one-third of men engaged were casualties.
During the battle of Iuka on Sept. 19, 1862, the 11th Ohio battery repulsed four Confederate assaults before finally being overrun by the 3rd Texas Cavalry. 3rd Louisiana Infantry and the Texas Legion. Of the fifty-four cannoneers in the battery, …