In 1836 when the city of Carthage was laid out, two lots were reserved for a graveyard. The first burials were in 1837, and the Carthage City Cemetery eventually grew to contain over 300 extant burials and several unmarked grave sites. Among these . . . — — Map (db m171675) HM
The Carthage United Methodist Church was established in 1846 when Mrs. Joseph Eads became the first member during a revival held by a Methodist circuit rider. Rev. Alexander S. Parker was appointed as the first pastor in 1847. The first sanctuary, . . . — — Map (db m140927) HM
Colonel Joseph D. Eads (1817~1899) settled in Leake County in 1843. An attorney, Eads practiced law in Carthage for fifty three years and kept records of all county land transactions. This house, built ca. 1860, was sold to Joseph Mansell in 1905. . . . — — Map (db m171676) HM
Meet the Beaver
A member of the rodent family that has adapted itself to work and live both on land and in the water.
Beavers are large, weighing up to 60 pounds in Mississippi. Squat and with a low center of . . . — — Map (db m87489)
The road to your left, running to Canton, Mississippi, was opened in 1834 and named for Choctaw Indian Chief Ofahoma or Red Dog. Like other Choctaw, he had accepted the way of his European neighbors and had become a farmer.
Chief Ofahoma . . . — — Map (db m87488) HM
The road crossing the Parkway follows the Robinson Road which was built in 1821; nearly all of it passing through the country of the Choctaw Indians. It joined Jackson, Mississippi, and Columbus, center of the “settlements on the . . . — — Map (db m87487) HM