Goss, Mississippi

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Goss is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Mississippi, United States, located about 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Highway 35, and about 7 minutes north of Columbia.

The largest business in Goss was the Georgia Pacific lumber yard. On Mississippi Highway 13, Goss Baptist Church is the best indication that a traveler has reached Goss. Goss is served by the Columbia School District.

Goss is also home to several tree farming operations and some home businesses. There is also one convenience store, a feed store, a lawnmower shop, and a barber shop. Hunting is a popular form of recreation among the residents of Goss.

There used to be an apartment complex (3 stores high) that has burned and there were two saw mills, the Georgia Pacific, which is no longer in operation, and one behind the store which is also closed. The latter went out of business after the train that formerly went through Goss ceased operations and the creek and the river passing through the community changed. There was formerly a school in the community that burned down twice. The community of Goss is served by The Tri-Community Volunteer Fire Department.

The Bunker Hill community is across Highway 13 from Goss.


Goss Mississippi was founded in the early 1900s by Forrest Zeno Goss, who later moved east of Picayune and settled west of the Kiln community.

Coordinates: 31°21′20″N 89°53′19″W / 31.35556°N 89.88861°W / 31.35556; -89.88861