Delta, Mississippi

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Delta, Mississippi
Ghost town
Delta, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Delta, Mississippi
Delta, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°24′16″N 90°34′20″W / 34.40444°N 90.57222°W / 34.40444; -90.57222Coordinates: 34°24′16″N 90°34′20″W / 34.40444°N 90.57222°W / 34.40444; -90.57222
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Coahoma
Elevation 174 ft (53 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 691807[1]

Delta is a ghost town in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States.

Once a thriving port on the Mississippi River, Delta today is covered by farmland and a portion of the Mississippi Levee. Nothing remains of the original settlement.

History[edit]

The county seat was moved from Port Royal to Delta in 1842.

In 1844, Delta was surveyed and laid off into lots. The town had a population of about 700, and was a busy steamboat port.

Delta incorporated in 1848. That same year, the river flooded the town, forcing many residents to relocated in nearby Friars Point.

The county seat was moved to Friars Point in 1850.[2]

By 1890, nothing remained of Delta.[3]

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