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

Okolona

 
 
Okolona Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
1. Okolona Marker
Inscription. Founded as Rose Hill 1845. Chartered as Okolona 1850. Named for Chickasaw Indian brave. Scene for three Civil War battles. First Mississippi Cavalry, C.S.A., was organized and equipped here.
 
Erected 1951 by the Mississippi Historical Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 33° 59.938′ N, 88° 45.263′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on Park Lane Drive south of Adams Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Located within the Confederate Cemetery. Previously located along the South Church Street side of the cemetery and it was restored in the summer of 2014. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 Park Lane Drive, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (within shouting distance of this marker); Okolona in the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.6
View northerly towards water tower and Adams Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. View northerly towards water tower and Adams Avenue
miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. one mile away); Battle of Okolona (approx. 1.2 miles away); Okolona College (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 5.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
More about this marker. A similar marker, also dated 1951, erected by the newer name of the Mississippi Historical Commission, the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, is located at the East city limits on Highway 41.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Okalona. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
View of marker and the Confederate Cemetery. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. View of marker and the Confederate Cemetery.
Many of the Confederate dead are from the Battle of Okolona.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 163 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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