Communities on Hatchie River

Crossings on Hatchie River

HILLVILLE: Located in southern part of county and first called Moore’s as the first elections were held in Alfred Moore’s home. Later it was named Hillville for Fountain P. Hill in whose home the post office was established. Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, “Do-Me-Good,” was organized circa 1830. Hillville was a stage coach stop between Nashville and Memphis and the coach crossed Hatchie River by ferry at Estanaula. A Chickasaw Indian Burial Ground is located here and is now part of Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge.

KOKO: Located on Highway 76 about 3 miles south of Hatchie River. It’s proximity to Lowery’s Landing at the river made it a busy area in earlier days. Some say it was named for a popular brand of chewing gum


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