Dundee, Mississippi

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Dundee, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Dundee, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Dundee, Mississippi
Dundee, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°31′27″N 90°27′20″W / 34.52417°N 90.45556°W / 34.52417; -90.45556Coordinates: 34°31′27″N 90°27′20″W / 34.52417°N 90.45556°W / 34.52417; -90.45556
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tunica
Elevation 184 ft (56 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38626
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 669509[1]

Dundee is an unincorporated community in Tunica County, Mississippi. Dundee is 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Tunica. Dundee has a post office with ZIP code 38626.[2]

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1884 after the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway was built, and was originally called Carnesville, for Captain J.B. Carnes, a principal landowner in the county.

A post office was established in 1887, though a similarly-named Carnesville required a change of names. "Dundee" was selected from a list. Dundee was incorporated in 1920 by Gubernatorial (Governor's) Proclamation.[3]

Dundee served as a transportation hub, and a railroad depot was built around 1895. Blues musician W. C. Handy once played on the depot's wooden platform as crowds danced. In 2011, the depot—the last in Tunica County—was moved to Robinsonville, where it was restored and made into a visitors center.[4] The "Highway 61 North" Mississippi Blues Trail marker is located in front of the depot.

Education[edit]

Residents are a part of the Tunica County School District. Zoned schools include Dundee Elementary School,[5] Tunica Middle School, and Rosa Fort High School.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Dundee, Mississippi
  2. ^ ZIP Code Lookup
  3. ^ "Communities of Tunica County, Mississippi". MSGenWeb. Retrieved Sep 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ "It's the End of the Line for 116-Year-Old Depot". The Commercial Appeal. Jan 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "header_1536796424_.jpg." Dundee Elementary School. Retrieved on August 11, 2011. "12910 Old Hwy 61 South Dundee, MS 38626"
  6. ^ "Sam Carr Obituary". Legacy.com. Retrieved October 2013. 
  7. ^ Wilmes, Chrissy (June 23, 2010). "Filmographer Ron Butts Finds a Worthy Subject in Oliver Sain". Riverfront Times. 

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