Indians in Quitman County
The Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians were the only Indians who ever lived in Quitman County. Greenwood Leflore, chief of the Choctaws, was among the first landholders in Quitman County. Indian mounds were a place of safety for flood refugees during the flood of 1882-1883. There are eight Indian Mounds in Quitman County. Some are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.