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Pontotoc in Pontotoc County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Pontotoc Electric Power Association

 
 
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
1. Pontotoc Electric Power Association Marker
Inscription.  Organized on September 30, 1933 at the Pontotoc County Courthouse, the Pontotoc County Electric Power Association was chartered on February 23, 1934, and began providing low cost TVA electricity to its rural customers on March 1, 1935. Of more than 900 rural electric power cooperatives established nationwide, the Pontotoc EPA is the second oldest. The success of the first electric power cooperatives, all located in northeast Mississippi, influenced the passage of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936.
 
Erected 2019 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is February 23, 1934.
 
Location. 34° 14.915′ N, 88° 59.943′ W. Marker is in Pontotoc, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East Jefferson Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 S Main St, Pontotoc MS 38863, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pontotoc Creek Treaty (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pontotoc County Blues
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By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
2. Pontotoc Electric Power Association Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Pontotoc County Confederate Monument (about 400 feet away); Pontotoc County Memorial Monument (about 400 feet away); Pierre D'Artaguiette (about 500 feet away); Pontotoc Cemetery (approx. 0.4 miles away); Senator Charles Edward Franklin, Sr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maj. Gen. William Colbert (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontotoc.
 
Also see . . .  PEPA Timeline. (Submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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