Tocowa

Name:

Tocowa

County:

Panola

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

34°13′25″N 90°03′35″W / 34.22361°N 90.05972°W / 34.22361

Elevation:

236 ft (71.9 m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Tocowa was a town located just outside Batesville in Panola County, Mississippi, United States, but it is now a ghost town.

Remains:

During the late 18th century, and well into the 19th century, the town grew around a natural spring. The spring was used as a socializing area by Native Americans who believed in the spring’s mysterious healing powers and that the water could heal braves wounded in battle.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

In the May 25, 1867 edition of The Weekly Panola Star newspaper, the spring was described as “a fine, clear, and bold running mineral spring of known and well attested medicinal virtues”.

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