Fruitland Park, Mississippi

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Fruitland Park
Unincorporated community
Fruitland Park is located in Mississippi
Fruitland Park
Fruitland Park
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 30°54′58″N 89°10′16″W / 30.91611°N 89.17111°W / 30.91611; -89.17111Coordinates: 30°54′58″N 89°10′16″W / 30.91611°N 89.17111°W / 30.91611; -89.17111
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Forrest
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 693273[1]

Fruitland Park is a small unincorporated community in southern Forrest County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area. Camp Tiak, a Boy Scouts of America camp with a one-mile educational forest trail, is located in Fruitland Park.[2]

Entrance to Camp Tiak

History[edit]

The land that Fruitland Park occupies was originally owned by the J. E. North Lumber Company. The F. B. Mills Farm Company of Syracuse, New York bought the land in 1913 for the purpose of growing figs. The area eventually became a fruit and trucking center.

One of the early settlers was Mr. John A. Nicholson. Mr. Nicholson served in the Second Boer War and in an honor guard during the coronation of King Edward VII.

Geography[edit]

Fruitland Park is located at latitude 30.9160202, longitude -89.1711646.[3]

Education[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Fruitland Park is served by U.S. Route 49, which runs north-south through Mississippi and Arkansas.

See also[edit]

New York Hotel

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Fruitland Park, Mississippi
  2. ^ American Forest Foundation: Mississippi Educational Forest Trail
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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