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

Maj. Gen. William Colbert

 
 
Maj. Gen. William Colbert Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman, July 16, 2007
1. Maj. Gen. William Colbert Marker
Inscription.  A noted Chickasaw chief who served the United States at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794, and in the War of 1812. Colbert died in Pontotoc in 1836 and is believed to be buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected 1987 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesNative AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
 
Location. 34° 15.307′ N, 89° 0.035′ W. Marker is in Pontotoc, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 9) north of Warren Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Senator Charles Edward Franklin, Sr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Pontotoc Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pontotoc Electric Power Association (approx. half
Pontotoc City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen Gathman
2. Pontotoc City Cemetery
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a mile away); Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Blues (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Memorial Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pierre D'Artaguiette (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontotoc.
 
Pontotoc County History Markers Poster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Bosse, April 16, 2021
3. Pontotoc County History Markers Poster
Located in Towne Square Post Office Museum, Pontotoc, MS.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri.   3. submitted on April 24, 2021, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. A photograph of the marker and the surrounding area in context. • Can you help?

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May. 25, 2022