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By Mary Collins Landin

Pocahontas was and is a real place in U. S. Hwy 49, now just a way stop  that
has a state rest stop and visitors center near it, in Hinds County.   It once
had churches, stores and other businesses, a post office (in Mr. King's
store), and a large cemetery connected to the Methodist church building,  although
I think there are "non-Methodists" buried there as well from the  community.
The cemetery's oldest intact gravestone death date is 1885,  when I recorded
the cemetery in 1979.  The cemetery could be older than  that.

Mary Collins Landin, Utica, Hinds County

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