Eagle Bend, Mississippi

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Eagle Bend, Mississippi
Eagle Bend, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Eagle Bend, Mississippi
Eagle Bend, Mississippi
Eagle Bend, Mississippi is located in the United States
Eagle Bend, Mississippi
Eagle Bend, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°31′14″N 91°00′24″W / 32.52056°N 91.00667°W / 32.52056; -91.00667Coordinates: 32°31′14″N 91°00′24″W / 32.52056°N 91.00667°W / 32.52056; -91.00667
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyWarren
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID669540[1]

Eagle Bend is an unincorporated community in Warren County, Mississippi. It is approximately 15 miles northwest of downtown Vicksburg, and is part of the Vicksburg Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Eagle Bend began as a postal hamlet located directly on the Mississippi River.[2] In 1866, the river changed its course and created a natural cutoff called "Terrapin Neck". The former bend in the river soon silted up at either end, creating Eagle Lake, an oxbow lake.[3]

The population of Eagle Bend was 50 in 1900.[2]

Eagle Bend is situated on the east shore of Eagle Lake, and is popular for fishing and water sports.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Eagle Bend, Mississippi
  2. ^ a b Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 667.
  3. ^ a b Bragg, Marion (1977). Historic Names and Places on the Lower Mississippi River (PDF). Mississippi River Commission. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-02-24.