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

Maj. Gen. William Colbert

 
 
Maj. Gen. William Colbert Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman, July 16, 2007
1. Maj. Gen. William Colbert Marker
Inscription. A noted Chickasaw chief who served the United States at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, 1794, and in the War of 1812. Colbert died in Pontotoc in 1836 and is believed to be buried in this cemetery.
 
Erected 1987 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 34° 15.295′ N, 89° 0.056′ W. Marker is in Pontotoc, Mississippi, in Pontotoc County. Marker is on North Main Street (State Highway 9) just north of Oxford Street (State Highway 9), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pontotoc MS 38863, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pontotoc Creek Treaty (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Blues (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Confederate Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pontotoc County Memorial Monument (approx. half a mile away); Pierre D'Artaguiette (approx. half a mile away); Chickasaw Female College
Pontotoc City Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Allen Gathman
2. Pontotoc City Cemetery
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Lochinvar (approx. 2.5 miles away); Old Campground Methodist Church (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pontotoc.
 
Categories. Native AmericansWar of 1812Wars, US Indian
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. This page has been viewed 1,091 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 1, 2010, by Allen Gathman of Pocahontas, Missouri. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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