Mottstown|Mottson (Location Key)

The county seat of Okatoba County. It is also called "Mottson" in The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying. It is located on Faulkner's map in Absalom, Absalom! by an arrow pointing south of Jefferson and the notion "To Mottstown, where Jason Compson lost his niece's trail, and where Anse Bundren and his boys had to go in order to reach Jefferson." In Light In August, Mottstown is where Joe Christmas is ultimately captured, a town Christmas figures is "20 miles away from Jefferson" (339).