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Clarke County, along with sixteen other Mississippi counties were organized out of
Choctaw land in 1833. The county was named after the prominent Mississippi jurist Joshua G. Clarke.
During the time Clarke County was established, Mississippi was experiencing the biggest population growth it has
seen in it's history.
Agriculture, especially cotton was the main economy of this rural county. The
Chickasawhay River providing the means of transporting the products by flatboats and keelboats. The steamboat was
introduced to the river in the 1840's by help from John J. McRae. In the 1850's tracks were laid for the
railroad which added to the mode of transportation for both shipping goods and venturous travelers.
In 1864, General William T. Sherman and Federal Troops vandalized the railroad tracks
and it took months to repair the damage in order to provide transportation via the railroad once again.
Clarke County borders Alabama in South Central Mississippi with the county seat being
the city of Quitman.
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Clarke County Addresses
Local Historical Societies
Historic Clarke County, Inc. - P O Box 172,
Quitman, MS 39355
Stonewall Historical Society
The Historical Village of DeSoto Improvement Society (a. k. a DeSoto Historical
Society) - 72 Clarion Street, Shubuta, Ms 39360
County Lauderdale County Wayne County Choctaw County, AL
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