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Zama, Mississippi in Attala County

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)



About 15 miles SE of Kosciusko, this community was once known as Ayres. The name was changed to Zama in honor of Miss Zama Franklin in 1916.


In 1850, soon after the founding of the community, the Ebenezer Baptist Church was organized. The church also functioned as a school for a few years, taught by Thaddeus Wiggle and later by a Miss Robinson.


During the Civil War, five men from this settlement joined the Confederate Army. They were all married with families. All five men died in the war.






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