Christmas, Mississippi

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Christmas, Mississippi
Christmas, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Christmas, Mississippi
Christmas, Mississippi
Christmas, Mississippi is located in the United States
Christmas, Mississippi
Christmas, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°46′35″N 90°58′42″W / 33.77639°N 90.97833°W / 33.77639; -90.97833Coordinates: 33°46′35″N 90°58′42″W / 33.77639°N 90.97833°W / 33.77639; -90.97833
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyBolivar
Elevation
141 ft (43 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID691768[1]

Christmas is an unincorporated community in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Christmas is located along Mississippi Highway 1, 0.7 miles (1.1 km) south of Beulah.[2]

An 1862 map shows Christmas directly on the Mississippi River
An 1862 map shows Christmas directly on the Mississippi River

Christmas was historically located directly on the Mississippi River, on a section of the river called the "Beulah Bend" (now Lake Beulah). The course of the river was artificially changed in 1863.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christmas". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Bolivar County, Mississippi General Highway Map (PDF) (Map). Mississippi Department of Transportation. 2006. Retrieved December 25, 2012.
  3. ^ Reitzammer, Louis (1985). "Napoleon Cutoff in Desha County". Desha County Historical Society. Ancestry.com.