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By 1830 and the completion of the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek, a land boom occurred in the county. Two rival towns, Pittsburg and Tullahoma, were located where the county seat, Grenada, is now. To end the rivalry, the two towns were merged in a marriage ceremony that took place on July 4, 1836.
In the early 1800's goods were transported to Grenada primarily via the Yalobusha River. By July, 1860, rail transportation reached Grenada County, operated by the Mississippi Central Railroad.
During the Civil War the area was strategic because of its geographical location and its rail facilities. No major battles were fought in the area, however, but Federal troops were assigned to occupy the town of Grenada and control the railroad. Three Confederate companies furnished by Grenada County included the Grenada Rifles, Captain W.S. Stratham; Stanford's Battery, Captain Tom Stanford; and The Wigfall Guards, Captain Gage.
Grenada County was created in 1870 from parts of Carroll, Choctow, Tallahatchie and Yalobusha Counties. Many, if not most, of the early settlers of Grenada County were residents of Yalobusha County until 1870.
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