Hamilton, Mississippi

Hamilton (officially New Hamilton) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Monroe County, Mississippi.

Hamilton, Mississippi
Location of Hamilton, Mississippi
Location of Hamilton, Mississippi
Hamilton, Mississippi is located in the United States
Hamilton, Mississippi
Hamilton, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°44′16″N 88°26′41″W / 33.73778°N 88.44472°W / 33.73778; -88.44472Coordinates: 33°44′16″N 88°26′41″W / 33.73778°N 88.44472°W / 33.73778; -88.44472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyMonroe
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39746
GNIS feature ID674635
[1]

Hamilton is located on U.S. Route 45, east of the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway, 12 mi (19 km) north of Columbus Air Force Base.

The third largest titanium dioxide manufacturing operation in the world is located in Hamilton.

HistoryEdit

Hamilton was the first county seat of Monroe County. In 1830, Monroe County was split to form Lowndes County to the south, and the county seat of Monroe County was moved north to Aberdeen.[2]

The original town of Hamilton is located east of its current location. The town likely moved when the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad was built in the late 1880s.[3]

EconomyEdit

Tronox operates a titanium dioxide manufacturing facility in Hamilton, producing 225,000 tonnes annually.[4]

EducationEdit

Hamilton School, a K-12 school of the Monroe County School District, is located in the town. The school's "Lady Lions" have won softball state champions for the past 2 years, and the "Hamilton Lions Marching Band" have won 2nd and 3rd place at state championships the past 2 years as well.

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Hamilton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Sumners, Cecil L. (1999). The Governors of Mississippi. Pelican Publishing. ISBN 9781455605217.
  3. ^ Howe, Tony. "Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  4. ^ "Hamilton, Mississippi, U.S." Tronox Limited. Retrieved April 14, 2019.
  5. ^ "J.W. Alexander; Key Figure in Gospel Music". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1996.
  6. ^ "Don Smith". NFL Enterprises. Retrieved April 14, 2019.