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Mingo City

Mingo City was located about five miles of the present town of Tishomingo. The date it was found is unknown. However, it is believed to be very old as it was named for one of the Indian chiefs, Mingo. There was a voting place, a post office, and one store. The Burns, Manns, Hunts, Rutherfords and Gayleans were some of the old settlers.

Mingo was one of the loneliest settlements in the county. The only communication with the outside world was over a dirt road to Tishomingo. Its natives were all farmers, with cotton and corn the chief crops.

Submitted by Cindy Nelson

 

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