Carnes, Mississippi

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Carnes
Unincorporated community
Carnes is located in Mississippi
Carnes
Carnes
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 30°59′37″N 89°15′35″W / 30.99361°N 89.25972°W / 30.99361; -89.25972Coordinates: 30°59′37″N 89°15′35″W / 30.99361°N 89.25972°W / 30.99361; -89.25972
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Forrest
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Carnes is a small unincorporated community in southern Forrest County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Carnes was settled in 1905 and was originally named Helena. Its name was changed to Carnes in honor of John Carnes, an early settler.

Skull Fork, a community near Carnes, was so named after a fight that occurred at a fork in the road there. In this fight, one of the participants had his skull broken with a whiskey bottle by his opponent.

Geography[edit]

Carnes is located at latitude 30.9935178, longitude -89.2597811.[1]

Education[edit]

Carnes is served by the Forrest County Public School System.

Industry[edit]

Places of worship[edit]

  • Sandhill Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church

Cemeteries[edit]

  • J.E. Bounds Memorial Cemetery
  • Mill Creek Cemetery
  • Seal Cemetery

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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