Pocahontas, Tennessee

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For the community in Coffee County, see Pocahontas, Coffee County, Tennessee.
Pocahontas
Unincorporated community
Pocahontas is located in Tennessee
Pocahontas
Pocahontas
Coordinates: 35°03′09″N 88°48′13″W / 35.05250°N 88.80361°W / 35.05250; -88.80361Coordinates: 35°03′09″N 88°48′13″W / 35.05250°N 88.80361°W / 35.05250; -88.80361
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hardeman
Elevation 394 ft (120 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38061
Area code(s) 731
GNIS feature ID 1297992[1]

Pocahontas is an unincorporated community in Hardeman and McNairy counties, Tennessee, United States.[1]

Pocahontas is a postal city with ZIP code 38061.[2] Big Hill Pond State Park is nearby.[3]

History[edit]

The community originated in 1828 as a settlement known as Ray's Bluff, located at the confluence of the Hatchie and Tuscumbia Rivers. After a stagecoach line began service in the region, the settlers moved their village to a site on the stage route, on Matamora Hill. A large hotel and several homes were built in Matamora before 1845. In 1848, the community moved to its present site, to locate along the new Memphis and Charleston Railroad line, which crossed the area about 2 miles (3.2 km) north of Matamora Hill.[3]

Pocahontas was the site of the Civil War Battle of Davis Bridge.[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pocahontas, Hardeman County, Tennessee". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Pocahontas". Hardeman County Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved June 7, 2014. 

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