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

Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty

 
 
Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
1. Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker
Inscription. One mile southeast, near the original Natchez Trace, was the National Council House of the Chickasaws. There, Oct. 20, 1832, the Pontotoc Creek Treaty was signed, ceding to the United States over six million acres.
 
Erected 1982 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 12.365′ N, 88° 53.179′ W. Marker is in Black Zion, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Black Zion Road (Mississippi Route 342) and Valley Road (County Road 853), on the right when traveling north on Black Zion Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Black Zion Road, Pontotoc MS 38863, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pierre D'Artaguiette (approx. 4.6 miles away); Old Campground Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Black Belt (approx. 5.4 miles away); Chickasaw Council House
The view west on Black Zion Road of the other Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
2. The view west on Black Zion Road of the other Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker.
Other marker on left of road, in the distance, and is between the car and caution sign.
(approx. 5.7 miles away); Tockshish (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lochinvar (approx. 6.6 miles away); Chickasaw Female College (approx. 6.8 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Another marker with same wording, but erected 11 years later, is within eyesight, 600 feet to the west.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on the Treaty of Pontotoc Creek. (Submitted on April 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
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The view southerly towards Valley Road (runs east from the intersection). image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. The view southerly towards Valley Road (runs east from the intersection).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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