Electric Mills, Mississippi
|Elevation||190 ft (60 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
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|GNIS feature ID||669716|
The town of Electric Mills was established in 1913 and named after its modern, electrically powered mill; one of the first mills to be completely electric-powered.
In 1914, Electric Mills and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina were selected by the United States Public Health Service as sites to conduct fieldwork on the prevention of malaria. Through improved drainage and the use of quinine, both towns experienced significant reductions in the disease.
Much of the town was removed after milling ceased in 1941.
- Hardy Myers, attorney general of Oregon and speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
- Henry Presswood, baseball player in the Negro League from 1948 to 1952.
- Milburn Price, dean of the School of Performing Arts at Samford University.
In popular culture
I'm from DeKalb. It's a smidge between Scooba and Electric Mills.
- "Electric Mills, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-17.
- Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 56.
- Mississippi State Department of Archives and History. "Electric Mills Historical Marker". Retrieved August 19, 2009.
- Humphreys, Margaret (2003). Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States. JHU Press.
- Oregon Blue Book 2007-2008. Oregon State Archives. 2007.
- "Henry Presswood". Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Retrieved January 2014.
- "Price, Milburn". Hope Publishing. Retrieved January 2014.
- Ellroy, James (2001). The Cold Six Thousand. Random House.
- "Electric Mills". Kemper County Mississippi GenWeb. Retrieved 2014-01-04.
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