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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 Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 0.105′ N, 88° 44.234′ W. Marker is in Okolona, Mississippi, in Chickasaw County. Marker is on East Monroe Avenue (Mississippi Route 41) east of South Carter Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 403 East Monroe Avenue, Okolona MS 38860, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.6 miles away); Okolona in the Civil War (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Okolona (approx. one mile away); Confederate Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute (approx. one mile away); Battle of Okolona
Looking west on Mississippi Highway 41. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
2. Looking west on Mississippi Highway 41.
(approx. 1 miles away); Okolona College (approx. 1 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Okolona (approx. 6.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Okolona.
 
More about this marker. This marker shows a date of 1951 but carries the newer name for the original entity that erected it. A similar marker, also dated 1951, erected by the older Mississippi Historical Commission is located at the south city limits on Highway 245 in the Confederate Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Okalona. (Submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Native AmericansSettlements & SettlersWar, US Civil
 
Marker is across the street from this restaurant. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 9, 2017
3. Marker is across the street from this restaurant.
 
 
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 166 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2017, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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