Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oxford in Calhoun County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Mississippi Agriculture

AD 1000 to AD 1625

 

— Choccolocco Park Interpretive Trail —

 
Mississippi Agriculture Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
1. Mississippi Agriculture Marker
Inscription.  The Mississippian inhabitants of Choccolocco were skilled agriculturalists who grew corn, squash and beans in addition to the many wild plants that they harvested. Archaeologists working here have found the remains of many of these plants in the pits that the Mississippian people used to discard waste materials. Hickory and chestnuts were also important staples in the Mississippian diet. The inhabitants hunted a variety of wild game as well and evidence of their skill in fishing can be seen in the bone fish hooks that were recovered here by archaeologists.
 
Erected 2016 by the City of Oxford.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureNative Americans.
 
Location. 33° 36.166′ N, 85° 47.41′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Alabama, in Calhoun County. Marker can be reached from Leon Smith Parkway. Located within Choccolocco Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 954 Leon Smith Pkwy, Oxford AL 36203, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mississippi Earthen Mounds (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Choccolocco Creek Archaeological Complex
View from marker towards rebuilt mound. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, January 26, 2020
2. View from marker towards rebuilt mound.
Click or scan to see
this page online
(about 400 feet away); Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 400 feet away); Reconstructing the Cultural Landscape (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Muscogee (Creek) Nation (about 500 feet away); The Prehistoric, Protohistoric & Historic Periods (about 500 feet away); Welcome to the Choccolocco Park (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 82 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 29, 2020, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

Share This Page.  
Share on Tumblr
m=144950

Paid Advertisement
Apr. 13, 2021