Copiah County (Images of America) by LaTricia M. Nelson-Easley

By LaTricia M. Nelson-Easley

Named after a local American notice that means "calling panther," Copiah County used to be geared up after an contract was once reached with the Choctaw Indians within the Treaty of Doak's Stand in 1820. positioned 20 miles from the country capital of Jackson, the county used to be prepared in January 1823 and quick turned an agricultural and production namesake. as soon as referred to as the "Tomato Capital of the World," the county was once the site of the biggest Chautauqua assemblies within the South and the location of the founding of the Mississippi dad or mum instructor organization. The extinct city of Brown's Wells as soon as produced spring water that "healed" the wealthy and recognized. extraordinary voters from Copiah County contain bluesman Robert Johnson; Maj. R. W. Millsaps, for whom Millsaps collage used to be named; Burnita Shelton Matthews, the 1st woman federal district court docket pass judgement on; Pat Harrison, a former consultant and senator; Albert Gallatin Brown, a former governor; and Fannye cook dinner, an writer and the 1st director of the Mississippi Museum of average Science.

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