Bogue Chitto Swamp

The burned 1963 blue Ford station wagon driven by the three missing civil rights workers (Chaney, Goodman, and Schwerner) was found by a Choctaw Indian in the Bogue Chitto Swamp thirteen miles northeast of Philadelphia on Highway 21. Investigating officers said the car was probably driven to this location and burned sometime late Sunday night or early Monday morning. It was discovered on Tuesday, June 23, two days after the workers disappeared.


Neshoba County: African-American Heritage Driving Tour of Philadelphia Mississippi.