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Short and Island Hill Communities

Short, Mississippi is about nine miles almost directly north of Iuka on what used to be known as Red Sulphur Springs Road. It was a thickly populated community, housed being scattered all along the road. In early years there were two county stores and a post office.

This was one of the earliest of the county’s settlements. Some of the first citizens had land grants form the land office at Pontotoc, Mississippi and were signed by the president of the United States. A few of these land grants are still in possession of the original settlers and the land which they have now sold to Tennessee Valley Authority has been in the family’s possession over 10 years. Pickwick Lake flooded much of this land.

Cook’s Landing and Bugg’s Landing were about one and one half and two miles from this community.

The oldest geological formation in Mississippi, a bed of indurated limestone rock, is about town miles form the Short Community. This is called by geologists Island Hill.

Short, which was two miles east of the Tennessee River, was flooded by Pickwick Lake.

Submitted by Cindy Nelson


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