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Pontotoc County, Mississippi

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  • William Allison Smith (1853 - 1935)
  • Gov. Andrew Pickens Jr. (1779 - 1838)
    Pickens was the son of the well-known American Revolutionary general Andrew Pickens (1739–1817). He was born on his father's plantation on the Savannah River in Horse Creek Valley in Edgefield County, ...
  • Pvt. (CSA), Octavius Simms Spencer (deceased)
    Spencer, Octavius S. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 41st Regiment, Alabama Infantry SIDE: Confederacy COMPANY: FSOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M374 ROLL 42 PLAQU...
  • Robert Lee Prude (1871 - 1952)
  • Thomas Porter Prude (1869 - 1951)

Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Pontotoc County, Mississippi.

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The county was created on February 9, 1836 from lands ceded to the United States under the Chickasaw Cession. Pontotoc is a Chickasaw word meaning "land of hanging grapes". The original Natchez Trace and the current-day Natchez Trace Parkway both pass through the southeast corner of the county.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Algoma
  • Ecru
  • Endville
  • Esperanza
  • Furrs
  • Pontotoc (County Seat)
  • Randolph
  • Rough Edge
  • Sherman (part)
  • Springville
  • Thaxton
  • Toccopola
  • Troy



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