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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chickasaw County, Mississippi

Clickable Map of Chickasaw County, Mississippi and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Chickasaw County, MS (29) Calhoun County, MS (4) Clay County, MS (10) Lee County, MS (107) Monroe County, MS (27) Pontotoc County, MS (27) Webster County, MS (6)  ChickasawCounty(29) Chickasaw County (29)  CalhounCounty(4) Calhoun County (4)  ClayCounty(10) Clay County (10)  LeeCounty(107) Lee County (107)  MonroeCounty(27) Monroe County (27)  PontotocCounty(27) Pontotoc County (27)  WebsterCounty(6) Webster County (6)
Houston and Okolona are both the county seat for Chickasaw County
Adjacent to Chickasaw County, Mississippi
      Calhoun County (4)  
      Clay County (10)  
      Lee County (107)  
      Monroe County (27)  
      Pontotoc County (27)  
      Webster County (6)  
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1 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Egypt — Egypt Station
During a raid in the winter of 1864-65, Union Brig. Gen. Benjamin Grierson's cavalry encountered Confederates at Egypt Station on the Mobile & Ohio R.R. The Confederate force included a large number of former Union prisoners of war released on . . . Map (db m107541) HM
2 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — 1927 Schoolhouse
Schoolhouses have occupied this site since Mississippi Normal College was established here in 1888. The college served as both a grade school for local pupils and a boarding school for college students. Classrooms and an auditorium occupied a pair . . . Map (db m155311) HM
3 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — 89 — Booker "Bukka" White
(Side 1) Houston area native Booker T. Washington White (c. 1904–1977) was one of the most expressive vocalists and powerful slide guitarists in the blues. A remarkable lyricist as well, he recorded such classics as “Shake ‘Em On . . . Map (db m155277) HM
4 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Bynum Mounds
(Marker #1) Prehistoric Trade Raw materials and articles from distant areas reached the Indians of the Bynum site by trade along trails that were the forerunners of the Natchez Trace.
  • Spool-shaped objects made of . . . Map (db m84830) HM
5 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Carnegie Library
Estab. in 1909, this is one of Mississippi's oldest community libraries and its first Carnegie library. School superintendent L.B. Reid secured money from Andrew Carnegie Foundation for this facility.Map (db m107610) HM
6 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Chickasaw County CSA Monument
(Front Side) Dedicated to the men of Chickasaw County who served in the War for Southern Independence 1861 - 1865 (Back Side) Infantry 2nd Miss. Regiment, Co. G 6th Miss. Regiment, Co. F 9th Miss. Regiment, . . . Map (db m97568) WM
7 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the citizens of Chickasaw County who served our country in peacetime and war with honor Dedicated to the memory of all boys of Chickasaw County who gave their lives in service to their country World War I John R. . . . Map (db m97569) WM
8 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Houston
On Natchez Trace. Named for Sam Houston, friend of Joel Pinson, donor of site. Made county seat at creation of Chickasaw Co., Feb. 9, 1836. In 1909 state's first Carnegie library built here.Map (db m107556) HM
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9 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Light Columns
Light Columns are architectural features that flank the main entrance steps of many public and government buildings. It is rare to find them on public buildings in small communities, but Houston High School, constructed in 1927, possessed two of the . . . Map (db m155310) HM
10 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Natchez Trace Through Chickasaw County
This monument marks the Natchez Trace through Chickasaw County. By the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832, the Chickasaw Indians ceded to the United States their lands east of the Mississippi. In 1801-1802 the old Indian trail was converted into a wagon . . . Map (db m97567) HM
11 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Parkersburg DepotOkolona, Houston & Calhoun City Railroad — (OH&CC) —
The original charter to construct what would eventually become the OH& CC Railroad was granted to the Grenada, Houston & Eastern Railway Company on February 6, 1860. Construction did not begin until 1902, with the first train reaching Houston in . . . Map (db m155275) HM
12 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Houston — Pinson SquareJoel Pinson — 1786 - 1852 —
Erected in 1982 in honor of Joel Pinson who donated 80 acres original survey for the town of Houston in 1836. He requested it be named for his friend, Sam Houston, previous governor of Tennessee and only president of Republic of Texas.Map (db m97570) HM
13 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — Archaeology at Owl Creek MoundsEarly Archaeology - Mound II
The first archaeological work at Owl Creek Mounds was supervised by Moreau Chambers in August, 1935. He was employed by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and assisted by Slater Gordon. E.T. Winston, a Pontotoc journalist and local . . . Map (db m84697) HM
14 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — Archaeology at Owl Creek MoundsModern-Day Archaeology - Mound I
In the summers of 1991 and 1992, archaeology field schools from Mississippi State University worked to learn more about the site. Most of the excavations were done on top of Mounds I and II, with small test units dug into Mounds III, IV, and V. . . . Map (db m84698) HM
15 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — Archaeology Determines the Age of Owl Creek Mounds
Owl Creek Mounds were built between 800 and 900 years ago and were used for only about 100 years. This was determined by the dating of charcoal samples collected at the site and by studying the artifacts and type of building remains found in the . . . Map (db m84699) HM
16 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — De Soto's ExpeditionWas Owl Creek the Town of Chicasa?
Hernando De Soto landed in Florida at Tampa Bay in May, 1539. His army numbered around 800 Spaniards including two women. He also had 240 horses and several pigs. The expedition traveled through the Southeast to Texas and returned to the Mississippi . . . Map (db m84690) HM
17 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — Owl Creek MoundsA Ceremonial Site and Its Surrounding Area
The first humans came to North America by crossing the Bering Strait land bridge, which connected Siberia and Alaska. Their descendants arrived in this part of Mississippi nearly 12,000 years ago. The oldest mounds in the state were built by people . . . Map (db m84696) HM
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18 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, New Houlka — William Colbert's Last Homesite
Born circa 1760, William Colbert was a notable Chickasaw warrior. He fought in the American Revolution and beside Piominko in the 1790s. George Washington appointed him a major general in 1795. In 1813, William helped the Americans fight the Red . . . Map (db m155285) HM
19 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Battle of Okolona
In this vicinity on February 22, 1864, Benjamin Grierson ordered McCrillis' Federal brigade into a line of battle opposite Col. Barteau's Confederate brigade of Forrest's cavalry corps. Barteau's men, from the ridge east of the railroad, advanced as . . . Map (db m102742) HM
20 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Battle of Okolona
On February 22, 1864, Col. Jeffrey Forrest, commanding a Confederate cavalry brigade, was killed in action in this vicinity, near the extinct town of Prairie Mount. Born in 1838, Forrest was the younger brother of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, . . . Map (db m102744) HM
21 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Chickasaw County Confederate Tribute1861—1865
Chickasaw County's tribute to the sons who wore the gray and were faithful to the cause. Erected under auspices of Okolona Chapter U.D.C. No. 117. Map (db m102750) WM
22 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Confederate Cemetery
As a station on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, Okolona was the site of a large hospital during the Civil War. In 1862, following the battle of Shiloh, hundreds of wounded Confederates were brought here by train. Those who died were buried in this . . . Map (db m102747) HM
23 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Okolona
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.Map (db m102748) HM
24 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Okolona
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.Map (db m102749) HM
25 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Okolona College
The Okolona Normal and Industrial School was founded in 1902 by Dr. Wallace A. Battle. It educated African Americans through high school and provided industrial training for young adults. At its peak, the school's enrollment topped two hundred . . . Map (db m102740) HM
26 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Okolona in the Civil War
Throughout the Civil War, Confederate forces were stationed in Okolona, taking advantage of the agriculturally rich prairie region. With a large supply depot, the town was the object of Union Raids at least twice. On February 22, 1864, Maj. Gen. . . . Map (db m102746) HM
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27 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Okolona — Our Confederate Dead Soldiers' Monument
Front Love's tribute to a thousand Southern soldiers who sleep in our Confederate cemetery, who died in the war 1861—1865. Right Side List of Dead Rear List of . . . Map (db m102936) WM
28 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Sparta — 10 — Sparta Opry
(Side 1) Formed in 1987 when three local musicians — Joe Lee Huffman, Willie Gene Huffman, and Robert Eaton — got together to play music and share supper, the Sparta Opry has become a community institution. Having offered more than 100 . . . Map (db m155271) HM
29 Mississippi, Chickasaw County, Woodland — Old Trace
Preserved here is a portion of a nearly 200-year old road – the Old Natchez Trace. Maintaining this 500-mile long wilderness road in the early 1800's was a difficult if not hopeless task.      As you look down the sunken trench note the . . . Map (db m84832) HM
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Jun. 5, 2023