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'''Bogue Chitto''' is an [[unincorporated community]] in [[Lincoln County, Mississippi|Lincoln County]], [[Mississippi]], [[United States]]. No population figures are available for the community itself because it is unincorporated, although the population of the zip code 39629, which includes Bogue Chitto and surrounding areas, was 5,924 in 2000.
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It should not be confused with the other [[Bogue Chitto, Mississippi|Bogue Chitto]], a [[census-designated place]] located on the [[Neshoba County, Mississippi|Neshoba]]/[[Kemper County, Mississippi|Kemper]] county border.
== Geography ==
[[Image:MSMap-doton-BogueChittoLincoln.png|right|250px|Location of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi]]
Bogue Chitto is located at 31°26'19.00"N 90°27'8.00"W. It is situated to the East of [[U.S. Route 51|U.S. Highway 51]] and [[Interstate 55]] in Lincoln County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the zip code of 39629 has a total area of 161.83 sq mi. 161.62 sq mi of it is land and .21 sq mi of it is water.
''The following figures are for the zip code 39629, which includes the community of Bogue Chitto and surrounding areas.''
As of the [[census]]{{GR|2}} of 2000, there were 5,924 people, 2,209 households, and 1,709 families residing in the 39629 zip code. The [[population density]] was 36.7/sq mi. There were 2,480 housing units at an average density of 15.3/sq mi). The racial makeup was 80.87% [[White (U.S. Census)|White]], 18.57% [[African American (U.S. Census)|African American]], 0.22% [[Native American (U.S. Census)|Native American]], 0.03% [[Asian (U.S. Census)|Asian]], 0.05% from [[Race (United States Census)|other races]], and 0.25% from two or more races. [[Hispanic (U.S. Census)|Hispanic]] or [[Latino (U.S. Census)|Latino]] of any race were 0.69% of the population.
The median income for a household in the 39629 zip code was $28,986, and the median income for a family was $32,127. Males had a median income of $27,826 versus $17,644 for females. The [[per capita income]] was $13,268. About 13.5% of families and 15.3% of the population were below the [[poverty line]], including 17.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.
Named for the nearby river, the Bogue Chitto River. "Bogue Chitto" means big creek in Choctaw. The phrase is used to refer to clear,swift flowing rivers as opposed to "hatchie" which refers to a sluggish, broad, deep river. The pronunciation is close to the original Choctaw. It should be pronounced like bow-guh chit-uh.
The following documentation was produced by the Bicentennial Community on August 17, 1976.
Bogue Chitto is a rural village, located some 67 miles south of Jackson, Mississippi, on Highway 51. It was settled before the coming of the New Orleans, Jackson and Northern Railroad. The first train came through Bogue Chitto, from New Orleans to Brookhaven, in 1856. Mr. Joseph Hart, Stephen Sasser and T.J. Gill were big landowners along the railroad who wanted the depot on their property. The site was settled when Joseph Hart offered his lumber from his water powered sawmill.
Bogue Chitto was chartered as a Village July 3, 1892 and was raised to the status of a town December 12, 1904. J. H. Curtis was lited as the first Mayor of the "Village" with P. E. Brister, F. H. McLaurin and W. I. Lewis as alderman. The first town officials were J. B. Bailey, L. C. Crosby, V. V. Busby, T. S. Heuck, and R. L. Brent. The town was declared unincorporated during the administration of Gov. Paul B. Johnson, Sr. Mr. Leslie Bolian was the last town Mayor and Mr. Sidney B. Spencer last town clerk.
The first known Baptist Church in our post office area was Mt. Moriah, organized in 1821, by John Bryan Hart and others. Mr. J.E. (Dude) Morgan states that his mother walked from Bogue Chitto to Mt. Moriah to church, about 6 miles. The present white Baptist Church was organized in 1885; the Presbyterian Church in 1889 and Methodist Church in 1890. Land for the cemetery was donated by John Z. and Emily Sutton, in a deed dated February 7, 1880. The oldest tombstone is dated 1870. The cemetery association was charted by an act of the City Board on September 3, 1907. All 3 churches used the cemetery as did some residents of Norfield, Mississippi.
The oldest organization in Bogue Chitto is the Masonic Lodge #260 chartered January 15, 1866.
The Order of the Eastern Star #263 was organized in 1915 but reorganized in 1925.
The Bogue Chitto Garden Club was organized by Mrs. A.W. (Sue) Noland in 1922.
The Chloe Holt Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, was organized in September 1969 by Bonnie B. Cole with 27 charter members.
During the Civil War, "The Bogue Chitto Rifles Company" with Bob Charter, the school teacher, as Captain was formed. Joe Hart and Melt Brister served as first and second lieutenants.
Although Bogue Chitto is no longer the boomtown of the early 20th century, it still has a school, several churches, truck stop, clinic, several stores , and a volunteer fire department.
Bogue Chitto is part of the [[Lincoln County School District (Mississippi)|Lincoln County School District]]. The Bogue Chitto Attendance Center serves area students in grades K-12. The community's first school was built in 1924. The school is best known for its strives for excellence in Science as well as Mathematics. Mrs Kathy Mckone strived for excellence with her students. As a graduate of Bogue Chitto, Mckone came back to teach Chemistry I and II, Biology II, as even strivin to create a new class for students to endeavor; Biomedical Research. She looked for the inner potential of all of her students. She led the Biomed Research team with 7 students; Jerry Fry, Blaine Myers, Seth Avants, Blake Sasser, Brittany Saucier, Tracy Adams, and Joe Papisan. The Biomedical Research team was published in a prominent and well respected magazine for their work with Walbochia. There is just no lengths Mckone will go, to make sure her students are educated. Thats what makes for a well respected teacher.
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==External links==
*Herndon, Ernest. "Archaeology paper tells meanings of Indian names for rivers, places." Associated Press. 16 Mar. 2003.
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Revision as of 16:32, 2 March 2010

They all got ran over by truckers.