Deerbrook, Mississippi

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Deerbrook is an unincorporated community in Noxubee County, in the U.S. state of Mississippi.[1]

History[edit]

A post office was established as "Deer Brook" in 1842. The name was changed to "Deerbrook" in 1856, and the post office was discontinued in 1942.[2]

Deerbrook had a population of 66 by 1900. The settlement was described as having "two stores, and a fine cotton gin."[3]

Notable people[edit]

Chemist Charles Baskerville was born in Deerbrook.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Deerbrook, Mississippi
  2. ^ "Noxubee County". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on 2 April 2015. Retrieved 1 March 2015.
  3. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 640.
  4. ^ Capace, Nancy (2001). Encyclopedia of Mississippi. North American Book Dist LLC. p. 148. ISBN 978-0-403-09603-9.

Coordinates: 33°14′07″N 88°29′12″W / 33.23528°N 88.48667°W / 33.23528; -88.48667