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Neshoba County, Mississippi

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  • Dr. James Addison Abney, (CSA) (1846 - 1947)
    James Addison Abney, physician and legislator, was born November 6, 1846, in Neshoba County, Mississippi. He was the oldest of twelve children of Paul and Margaret Abney. The family moved from St. Hele...
  • Paris Hickman (1774 - 1838)
    From PARIS HICKMAN, son of William and Mary McPherson Hickman, was born about 1774 in Sumter Dist., S. C., and died at Neshoba Co., Mississippi, 21 May 1838. He executed a Will in Neshoba, Co. on 12 ...
  • Sheriff Lawrence Rainey (1923 - 2002)
    Andrew Rainey (March 2, 1923 – November 8, 2002) was native Mississippian who was elected Sheriff of Neshoba County, Mississippi during the 1960s. He gained notoriety for allegedly being involved in th...
  • Richard F. Posey, Sr. (1770 - 1886)
    Richard Posey, Sr BIRTH 5 Nov 1770 South Carolina, USA DEATH 18 Dec 1886 (aged 116) Philadelphia, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA BURIAL Spring Hill Cemetery Tucker, Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA ...

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Neshoba was founded in 1833 and was named after a Choctaw chief, whose name in the Choctaw language meant "wolf".

Descendants of the Choctaw who remained in the state after the Indian Removal in the 1830s continue to identify as Choctaw. They live in relatively distinct communities and reorganized in the 1930s, gaining federal recognition as the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. In the 1970s, eighty percent of their people continued to speak Choctaw.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Bogue Chitto (part)
  • Burnside
  • Choctaw
  • Good Hope
  • Neshoba
  • Pearl River
  • Philadelphia (County Seat)
  • Sandtown
  • Stallo
  • Tucker
  • Union (part)




Mississippi Markers - Neshoba County

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places