Peyton, Mississippi

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Peyton, Mississippi
Ghost Town
Peyton, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Peyton, Mississippi
Peyton, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°37′20″N 90°28′30″W / 34.62222°N 90.47500°W / 34.62222; -90.47500Coordinates: 34°37′20″N 90°28′30″W / 34.62222°N 90.47500°W / 34.62222; -90.47500
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tunica
Elevation 190 ft (58 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 684866[1]

Peyton is a ghost town in Tunica County, Mississippi.

Once a thriving port on the Mississippi River,[2] Peyton today is covered by farmfield, forest, and a portion of the Mississippi Levee. Nothing remains of the original settlement.

After a damaging flood in Commerce in 1843, the county seat was temporarily moved to Peyton. Six months later, it was moved back to Commerce.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Peyton, Mississippi
  2. ^ Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's Lake and River Guide: Being a Traveler's Companion to the Cities, Towns, and Villages on the Western Waters of the United States. Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. 1856. 
  3. ^ "Museum History". Tunica Museum. Retrieved December 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tunica Timeline". Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved December 2013.