Place:Tishomingo, Tishomingo, Mississippi, United States

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NameTishomingo
TypeTown
Coordinates34.635°N 88.23°W
Located inTishomingo, Mississippi, United States
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Tishomingo is a town in Tishomingo County, Mississippi. The population of the city of Tishomingo was 316 at the 2000 census. Its ZIP code is 38873.

History

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Tishomingo is named after the Chickasaw chief, who signed the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832. He served with General Anthony Wayne against the Shawnees in the Northwest Territory and received a silver medal from President George Washington. During the War of 1812, he served under Andrew Jackson. After his service in the military, he retired to become a farmer until white settlers came onto his land. In 1837, a final treaty forced the Chickasaws to move to the Indian Territory in present-day Oklahoma. Tishomingo died of smallpox on the Trail of Tears and is buried in Arkansas somewhere near Little Rock [1]. His son, Iuka, is the namesake of the county seat of Tishomingo County, Mississippi.

The town of Tishomingo developed with the building of the Illinois Central Railroad. Andrew Jackson also camped at the site of Tishomingo, on his way to visit the Creek nation.

The jazz standard "Tishomingo Blues" is named after Tishomingo.

Dolan Nichols, a pitcher with the Chicago Cubs, was born in Tishomingo.

National Register of Historic Places

Four sites near Tishomingo are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including Bear Creek Mound and Village Site, and Tishomingo State Park.

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