Trebloc, Mississippi

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Location of Trebloc, Mississippi

Trebloc is a very small unincorporated community in Chickasaw County, Mississippi. It is located at the intersections of Highways 8 and 47, just outside of Houston.

Trebloc is named after a historic Chickasaw-Scots family located in the area named "Colbert", who used letters in their name to create the town name "Trebloc" (an ananym).[1]

A small United States post office is located at Trebloc, as is the historic house of a doctor. Trebloc post office was established June 23, 1894, with Joseph M. Colbert as first postmaster. He was a descendant of a prominent Chickasaw family of the area; as the historic tribe was matrilineal, men gained their position by their mother's clan. Most of the Chickasaw removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) in the 1830s, but some remained in Mississippi.[2]


  1. ^ Phelps, Dawson A.; Edward Hunter Ross (Fall 1952). "Names Please: Place Names along the Natchez Trace" (PDF). The Journal of Mississippi History (Mississippi Department of Archives and History, Mississippi Historical Society) 14: 240. 
  2. ^ Gallagher, John S. and Patera, Alan H. (1996) Mississippi Post Offices, p. 28. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot, ISBN 0-943645-35-2

Coordinates: 33°50′28″N 88°49′49″W / 33.84111°N 88.83028°W / 33.84111; -88.83028