Michigan City, Mississippi

Michigan City, formerly known as Davis Mills, is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Mississippi, United States.[1] Although unincorporated, Michigan City has a post office, with the ZIP code of 38647.[2]

Michigan City, Mississippi
Michigan City, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Michigan City, Mississippi
Michigan City, Mississippi
Michigan City, Mississippi is located in the United States
Michigan City, Mississippi
Michigan City, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°58′51″N 89°15′02″W / 34.98083°N 89.25056°W / 34.98083; -89.25056Coordinates: 34°58′51″N 89°15′02″W / 34.98083°N 89.25056°W / 34.98083; -89.25056
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyBenton
Elevation
404 ft (123 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38647
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID693948[1]

GeographyEdit

 
Indian mound on the Davis' Mills Battle Site

It is located along Mississippi Highway 7 in north central Benton County, just south of the Tennessee state line, approximately three miles north of U. S. Route 72.

Mississippi Highway 702 is called Main Street in Michigan City.

The nearly abandoned Mississippi Central Railroad, which is used only rarely for freight traffic, runs through Michigan City.[3]

HistoryEdit

The majority of the first settlers being natives of the state of Michigan caused the name to be selected.[4] Michigan City was formerly home to a flour mill and lumber mill.[5]

A post office operated under the name Davis Mills from 1871 to 1875 and first began operation under the name Michigan City in 1875.[6]

Davis' Mills Battle Site, a Civil War battlefield listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Michigan City.[7]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Michigan City
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ Howe, Tony. "Michigan City, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  4. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
  5. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. Vol. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 232.
  6. ^ "Benton County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 May 2020.
  7. ^ "Davis' Mills Battle Site" (PDF). U.S. Department of the Interior. October 2, 1973.

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