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The view west on Black Zion Road of the other Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker. image, Touch for more information
By Mark Hilton, April 7, 2017
The view west on Black Zion Road of the other Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty Marker.
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Black Zion — Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty
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. — Map (db m102691) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Black Zion — Site of Pontotoc Creek Treaty
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. — Map (db m102695) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), New Houlka — Chickasaw Agency
The United States agents to the Chickasaws lived from 1802 to 1825 west of here on the Old Natchez Trace.      That Americans could peacefully travel the road through Indian lands was due in large measure to the agents. Their efforts to preserve . . . — Map (db m84821) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), New Houlka — Hernando de Soto
Somewhere in this vicinity, the Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto crossed the animal paths that later became the Natchez Trace. In 1539, he set out on a long arduous journey that took him across the Southeastern United States. He crossed the . . . — Map (db m84820) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), New Houlka — Monroe Mission Station
At Monroe Mission Station northwest of here, the Chickasaws first received Christianity and education in 1822. Five years later, 100 acres were under cultivation and 81 pupils were attending the school. Boys learned farming and carpentry, and girls . . . — Map (db m84819) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Chickasaw Female College
Established here, 1852, by Presbyterians. Building was used as hospital for both Confederate & Union soldiers in Civil War. School noted for high educational standards. — Map (db m102730) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Lochinvar
S. 0.3 mi. Robert Gordon, Indian-trader & speculator, built it in 1836. Noted for spaciousness, carved woodwork, & hospitality. J. D. Fontaine bought it in 1900. — Map (db m102729) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Maj. Gen. William Colbert
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. — Map (db m33859) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Old Campground Methodist Church
W. 2 mi. Mother church of area. Organized before 1840 on camp-meeting site by Rev. James R. Callaway, founder of schools that became Pontotoc Academy & Chickasaw College. — Map (db m102728) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pierre D'Artaguiette
E. 5 mi. is site where Chickasaws defeated French commander, May 20, 1736, six days before defeat of Bienville at Ackia. Along with fourteen other French captives D'Artaguiette was burned at the stake. — Map (db m102725) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pierre D'ArtaguietteFather Senat
Pierre D' Artaguiette French Commander was defeated in battle with Chickasaw Indians Sunday May 20, 1736 A week later D' Artaguiette, Francois - Marie Bissot De Vincennes, Father Antoine Senat, Jesuit Missionary-in all . . . — Map (db m102727) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — 155 — Pontotoc County Blues
Front Pontotoc County's wide-ranging musical legacy encompasses African American blues from Baby Face Leroy Foster, Lee Gates, R. C. Weatherall, and Terry "Harmonica" Bean as well as music by white artists who combined blues or R&B . . . — Map (db m102867) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pontotoc County Confederate Monument
Front C.S.A. Our Heroes 1861 — 1865 [Bottom two tiers of lower base contain names and units of those who served] Left C.S.A. [Long list of names down the entire shaft . . . — Map (db m103000) WM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pontotoc County Memorial Monument
Center panel Dedicated to the honor and memory of the men and women of Pontotoc County who served in the Armed Forces of the United States in World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Honoring all who served -- . . . — Map (db m103002) WM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Pontotoc — Pontotoc Creek Treaty
S.E. about 7 miles is site of council house where on October 20, 1832, treaty was signed providing for cession of over 6 million acres to U.S. and removal of Chickasaws to West. — Map (db m102702) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Shannon — Chickasaw Council House
Westerly on the Natchez Trace stood an Indian village “Pontatock” with its council house which, in the 1820's, became the “Capitol” of the Chickasaw Nation.      The chiefs and headmen met there to sign treaties or to . . . — Map (db m84817) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Shannon — Tockshish
Named for a Chickasaw word meaning “tree root,” Tockshish was a community of Indians and white men on the Natchez Trace to the northwest. John McIntosh, British agent to the Choctaws, first settled there before 1770.      In 1801, . . . — Map (db m84818) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Sherman — Mississippi Normal Institute
Founded in 1889 by Jasper Davis, the Mississippi Normal Institute opened on September 1, 1890, east of this site, with an initial enrollment of 75 students that gradually increased throughout the 1890s. At its height, the school boasted . . . — Map (db m116244) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Thaxton — Betty Allen
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. — Map (db m102731) HM
Mississippi (Pontotoc County), Toccopola — Betty Allen
Betty Allen Dau. Of Thomas Love and Third Wife A Chickasaw Indian Wife Of Col. John L. Allen 17?? — 1837 _______________ Noted for her role in the establishment of . . . — Map (db m102732) HM

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