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

Betty Allen

 
 
Betty Allen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
1. Betty Allen Marker
Inscription. Buried 3.2 mi. S. at Toccopola School. As Chickasaw wife of John L. Allen she won famous suit over title to slave held under Indian law. As result, in 1839 state led English-speaking world in legislation protection of spouse.
 
Erected 1951 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 17.713′ N, 89° 13.307′ W. Marker is near Thaxton, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is at the intersection of Toccopola Junction Road (County Highway 843) and Highway 278, on the right when traveling north on Toccopola Junction Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Toccopola Junction Road, Thaxton MS 38871, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Betty Allen (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Betty Allen and the Gift of Toney: Their Role in the Modern Rights of Married Women. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansNotable Events
 
Direction south towards burial location. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
2. Direction south towards burial location.
Betty Allen grave marker south of this marker. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
3. Betty Allen grave marker south of this marker.
Gravesite is on the grounds of the old Toccopola High School.
Looking west on U.S. Highway 278. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2017
4. Looking west on U.S. Highway 278.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 133 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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