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History Has Forgotten This Bizarre Mississippi Event From 131 Years Ago

When it comes to events in Mississippi’s history, there are plenty that can be described as bizarre but none can quite compare to the incident that occurred on March 17, 1886. Dubbed the “Carroll County Courthouse Massacre,” the horrifying occurrence took the lives of nearly two dozen people, and surprisingly enough, you won’t find anything about it in most history books.

Did you know about the Carroll County Massacre?

Looking for some more interesting state history? Check out “9 Shocking Things You Had No Idea Happened In Mississippi.

Daniella DiRienzo
Even though she was born in New York, Daniella has lived in the south pretty much her entire life. The self-proclaimed southerner graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2011. Since graduation, she has worked as a freelance writer for several websites and opened a clothing consignment shop in her town of Picayune, MS.