Bogue Chitto, Lincoln County, Mississippi

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Bogue Chitto
Unincorporated community
Bogue Chitto is located in Mississippi
Bogue Chitto
Bogue Chitto
Bogue Chitto is located in the US
Bogue Chitto
Bogue Chitto
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°26′20″N 90°27′08″W / 31.43889°N 90.45222°W / 31.43889; -90.45222Coordinates: 31°26′20″N 90°27′08″W / 31.43889°N 90.45222°W / 31.43889; -90.45222
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Lincoln
Elevation 404 ft (123 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 667378[1]

Bogue Chitto is an unincorporated community in Lincoln County, Mississippi. Bogue Chitto is the only municipal hamlet in the state of Mississippi.[2] The population at the last census was 522.

History[edit]

Bogue Chitto is named for a nearby river, and the name is an Indian word meaning "big creek".[3]

The population in 1900 was 582. At that time, the settlement had telephone and telegraph services, a school, and several churches. The local economy involved the lumber industry, and a lumber mill and cotton gin were located there.[3]

The settlement is located on a branch of the Illinois Central Railroad.[3]

Geography[edit]

Bogue Chitto is situated to the east of U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 55.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2010 census, the population was 522. White: 234 (44.83%) Black: 280 (53.64%) Hispanic: 6 (1.15%) Asian: 1 (0.19%) Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.): 0 (0.00%) One Race, Other: 3 (0.57%) Two or More Races: 4 (0.77%)

Education[edit]

Bogue Chitto is part of the 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 original Art Deco style building was demolished in 2003 by Jackson Salvage Company.

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