Tyro, Mississippi

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Tyro, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Tyro, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°35′01″N 89°42′19″W / 34.58361°N 89.70528°W / 34.58361; -89.70528Coordinates: 34°35′01″N 89°42′19″W / 34.58361°N 89.70528°W / 34.58361; -89.70528
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tate
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38668
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 679019[1]

Tyro is an unincorporated community in Tate County, Mississippi. Tyro is approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Looxahoma and approximately 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Independence.

It is the birthplace of a well known singer Al Hibbler. Who produced multiple best selling songs.

It was named from the English word tyro, which also means "beginner" or "novice".[2][3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyro, Mississippi
  2. ^ "tyro". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 649.