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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 1993 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° 12.348′ N, 88° 53.304′ W. Marker is in Black Zion, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on Black Zion Road (Mississippi Route 342) 0.4 miles east of Woodland Road (County Road 75), on the right when traveling east. 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. 4.4 miles away); Old Campground Methodist Church (approx. 4 miles away); Black Belt (approx. 5 miles away); Chickasaw Council House
The view east towards Valley Road. Black Zion Road curves to the north. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
2. The view east towards Valley Road. Black Zion Road curves to the north.
(approx. 5.8 miles away); Tockshish (approx. 6.1 miles away); Lochinvar (approx. 6 miles away); Chickasaw Female College (approx. 6.7 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Another marker with same wording, but erected 11 years earlier, is within eyesight, 600 feet to the east.
 
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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Looking west on Black Zion Road towards Pontotoc. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
3. Looking west on Black Zion Road towards Pontotoc.
 
 
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 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 12, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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