Confederate Park - Pontotoc, MS
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 34° 14.861 W 088° 59.902
16S E 315978 N 3791425
Quick Description: Once the county courthouse stood there, then a new one built and this became a town square, given to the local VSOs to make a memorial park, they did and named it Confederate Park
Location: Mississippi, United States
Date Posted: 11/27/2015 5:58:21 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ147
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 1

Long Description:

County of park: Pontotoc County
Location of park: bordered by; Main St., Liberty St., Marion St., and Washington St., Pontotoc
Date created 1916

"The physical arrangement of Pontotoc is that of a grid superimposed on a ridge road that runs approximately ten degrees west of north. This ridge road, known as Main Street inside the city limits, is the major thoroughfare for the downtown area. The grid of the town is laid out with streets running parallel to Main Street (Liberty and Lafayette) and perpendicular to Main Street (Jefferson, Marion, Washington, Green, Morgan, First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Seventh). The historic district encompasses eleven blocks along Main Street between Reynolds to the north and Seventh to the south and roughly one block east and west of Main. In the center of downtown is an open green space known as Confederate Park or Town Square. This square was, from 1840 to 1916, the site of the county courthouse. In 1916 this building was demolished when the present courthouse, which was built on the block to the south, was completed. This new building faces northward onto the Square. This Square is the visual, geographical, and historical center of Pontotoc. The Square is casually landscaped with mature trees. Mature trees line the streets in the residential areas. Small street trees have been planted along the sidewalks fronting some of the commercial buildings." ~ NRHP Nomination Form

Name: Confederate Park

Street Location: Main St. (MS 41)

Local Municipality: Pontotoc

State/Province, etc.: Mississippi

Country: United States

Memorial/Commemoration: Historic marker for: Pierre D'Artaguiette; County Blues contributors; Pontotoc Creek Treaty

Date Established: 1916

Picnic Facilities: half a dozen picnic table and brick fire pits

Recreational Facilities:

Monuments/Statues: Confederate Memorial, Veterans Memorial (2), Brick memorial walk,

Art (murals/sculpture, etc.): None

Fountains: 1 but was dry

Ponds/Lakes/Streams/Rivers/Beach: None

Web Site: Not listed

Special Events: Not listed

Traditional Geocaches: Not listed

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