Anderson Landing, Mississippi

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Anderson Landing, Mississippi
Anderson Landing is located in Mississippi
Anderson Landing
Anderson Landing
Anderson Landing is located in the United States
Anderson Landing
Anderson Landing
Coordinates: 34°08′23″N 90°52′00″W / 34.13972°N 90.86667°W / 34.13972; -90.86667Coordinates: 34°08′23″N 90°52′00″W / 34.13972°N 90.86667°W / 34.13972; -90.86667
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyCoahoma
Elevation
151 ft (46 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID691666[1]

Anderson Landing is an unincorporated community in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States.[1]

The settlement is located on Desoto Lake.[2] Prior to 1942, Desoto Lake was part of the contiguous Mississippi River, and Anderson Landing was a riverport on the south shore of "Sunflower Bend".[3]

History[edit]

During the 1890s, Anderson Landing was the part of the Wilkerson's Plantation, and the landing was used to ship cotton.[4]

In 1942, the United States Army Corps of Engineers removed Sunflower Bend from the course of the Mississippi River. The resulting oxbow lake was named "Desoto Lake".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Anderson Landing
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Desoto Lake
  3. ^ a b Bragg, Marion (1977). Historic Names and Places on the Lower Mississippi River (PDF). Mississippi River Commission. pp. 106, 107. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-11-01.
  4. ^ "Cotton". The Commercial & Financial Chronicle. 53. New York. August 29, 1891. p. 298.