Love, Mississippi

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Love
Unincorporated community
Love is located in Mississippi
Love
Love
Coordinates: 34°45′12″N 89°58′12″W / 34.75333°N 89.97000°W / 34.75333; -89.97000Coordinates: 34°45′12″N 89°58′12″W / 34.75333°N 89.97000°W / 34.75333; -89.97000
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Desoto
Elevation 262 ft (80 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38611
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 690327[1]
Love Volunteer Fire Department vehicle

Love (also Love's and Love's Station) is an unincorporated community located in Desoto County, Mississippi. Love is approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Hernando along U.S. Route 51 or I-55.

History[edit]

The community was named after W.R. Love, a prominent physician and planter.[2]

"Love's" was incorporated in 1878,[3] though it is no longer listed as an incorporated place in the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

"Love's Station" was a stop on the Illinois Central Railroad, built in the 1850s between Memphis, Tennessee and Grenada, Mississippi. In the early 1900s the community had a general store.[4] There was also a post office.

Love today[edit]

The community today is largely agricultural, with some homes located along nearby roads. The Love Cemetery and Old Love Cemetery are located here, as well as the Love First Baptist Church. Little remains of the original settlement.

The Love Volunteer Fire Department is responsible for protecting a 40 sq mi (100 km2) portion of southwest Desoto County. The department also operates a Junior Firefighter Program through the Boy Scouts of America.[5]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Love, Mississippi
  2. ^ Harrison, Tim (April 4, 2013). "DeSoto County MS". MSGenWeb. 
  3. ^ Laws of the State of Mississippi. Mississippi State Printers. 1878. 
  4. ^ Ownby, Ted (1999). American Dreams in Mississippi: Consumers, Poverty, and Culture, 1830-1998. University of North Carolina. 
  5. ^ "Love Fire Department". Love Fire Department. Retrieved December 2013. 
  6. ^ "Guide to the William Alfred Dockery Family Papers". Mississippi State University. Nov 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Slim Love". Baseball Reference. Retrieved December 2013.