This restored 1840s log cabin at Tishomingo State Park is in a beautiful forested area next to a boulder-strewn brook.
Tishomingo State Park is in the northern section of Mississippi, and the Natchez Trace Parkway travels right through the middle of it. Widely considered Mississippi’s most scenic state park, it is in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains where massive boulders and rock formations blanket the forested hills.
This area was once the home of the Chickasaw Tribe. The park is named for the Chickasaw Chief Tishomingo who is one of the last full-blooded Chickasaw Chiefs. Pronounced “Tishu-minko” his name means assistant-king since he was second in power to the Minko or hereditary king. Tishomingo served under Andrew Jackson during the War of 1812. He died at approximately 100 years old on the Trail of Tears.
The Tishomingo State Park entrance is at milepost 304.5 on the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Copyright 2019 Susan Rissi Tregoning
May 2nd, 2019
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