Chief Powhatan, Ellisville, Mississippi, Jones County, Mississippi, Mississippi U.S. Senator Powhatan Ellis

Ellisville, Mississippi – Named After A Descendant Of Pocahontas’s Father Chief Powhatan

In 1826, Ellisville, Mississippi was established as the first county seat for Jones County. Ellisville is named for Powhatan Ellis, a former U.S. Senator for Mississippi and descendant of Chief Powhatan, father of Pocahontas.

Painting of Mississippi U.S. Senator Powhatan Ellis.

During the American Civil War, Ellisville and Jones County were a centers of pro-Union resistance.

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