ⓘ Chunky, Mississippi

                                     

ⓘ Chunky, Mississippi

The town has roots as a Choctaw village named Chanki Chitto, which was named after the Choctaw game Tchungkee, a game played with spears and polished stones. In 1811, the native American leader Tecumseh visited the village as he was building a confederacy of native American tribes. In 1848, the town of Chunkyville was established on the location. In 1861, upon news that a railway was to be built in the vicinity, Chunkyville was moved to its present location and was incorporated that year.

In 1863, a train carrying wounded veterans of the Confederacy for the southern Pacific railroad crashed into the thick. In 1864 a detachment under the command of William T. Sherman attacked the two brigades of Confederate troops under the command of Stephen D. Lee and seized chunky train station.

June 16, 1911, a Black man, William Bradford was lynched in chunky. He was hanged by a mob on charges of attempted murder of two white farmers.

                                     
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