Barnett, Ross

Ross Barnett, who was the governor of Mississippi from 1960 to 1964 and vehemently opposed the integration of the University […]

Chochran, Thad

Thad Cochran was born in Pontotoc. He was the first Republican to be elected in Mississippi since Reconstruction. Sources: Pontotoc […]

Pontotoc County Data Dashboard

Demographic data that helps add context to many historical events.

School Desegregation in Pontotoc County

(1969) In Pontotoc County during the mid-1950s there were nineteen “white”schools and five “colored”schools. Barney Luther, who was the superintendent […]

Toxish Baptist Church

Toxish Baptist Church is located on the Natchez Trace about ten miles southeast of Pontotoc and was organized in 1837. […]