Foote, Mississippi

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Foote, Mississippi
Foote is located in Mississippi
Foote
Foote
Foote is located in the United States
Foote
Foote
Coordinates: 33°05′29″N 91°01′57″W / 33.09139°N 91.03250°W / 33.09139; -91.03250Coordinates: 33°05′29″N 91°01′57″W / 33.09139°N 91.03250°W / 33.09139; -91.03250
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyWashington
Elevation
112 ft (34 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38748
GNIS feature ID691864[1]

Foote is an unincorporated community in Washington County, Mississippi, United States. Variant names include Colmere and Dudley.[1]

Location[edit]

Foote is located on the east shore of Lake Washington.[2] On the West side is Yazoo National Wildlife Refuge.[2] The community has two roads: Mississippi Highway 1, and Yazoo Refuge Road.[2]

History[edit]

Mount Holly is a plantation house located in Foote, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The land around Mount Holly was patented in 1831 by John C. Miller. Mount Holly became the property of Hezekiah William Foote in the 1880s. Hezekiah was a wealthy planter, Confederate officer, and member of the Mississippi House of Representatives and Mississippi Senate. Mount Holly was inherited by Hezekiah's son Huger Lee Foote, a planter and member of the Mississippi Senate. Huger's grandson was author Shelby Foote.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Foote
  2. ^ a b c Google map
  3. ^ "National Register of Historical Places Inventory Nomination Form" (PDF). United States Department of the Interior. July 18, 1973.