Electric Mills, Mississippi

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Electric Mills
Unincorporated community
Electric Mills is located in Mississippi
Electric Mills
Electric Mills
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°46′9″N 88°27′50″W / 32.76917°N 88.46389°W / 32.76917; -88.46389Coordinates: 32°46′9″N 88°27′50″W / 32.76917°N 88.46389°W / 32.76917; -88.46389
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Kemper
Elevation 190 ft (60 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 669716[1]

Electric Mills is an unincorporated community in Kemper County, Mississippi. It lies along U.S. Route 45 east of the city of De Kalb, the county seat of Kemper County.[2]

History[edit]

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.[3]

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.[4]

Much of the town was removed after milling ceased in 1941.[3]

Notable people[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

Electric Mills is mentioned in James Ellroy's 2001 novel The Cold Six Thousand:

I'm from DeKalb. It's a smidge between Scooba and Electric Mills.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Electric Mills, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2008-02-17. 
  2. ^ Rand McNally. The Road Atlas '08. Chicago: Rand McNally, 2008, p. 56.
  3. ^ a b Mississippi State Department of Archives and History. "Electric Mills Historical Marker". Retrieved August 19, 2009. 
  4. ^ Humphreys, Margaret (2003). Malaria: Poverty, Race, and Public Health in the United States. JHU Press. 
  5. ^ Oregon Blue Book 2007-2008. Oregon State Archives. 2007. 
  6. ^ "Henry Presswood". Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Retrieved January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Price, Milburn". Hope Publishing. Retrieved January 2014. 
  8. ^ Ellroy, James (2001). The Cold Six Thousand. Random House. 

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