Hamilton, Mississippi

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Hamilton, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Location of Hamilton, Mississippi
Location of Hamilton, Mississippi
Hamilton, Mississippi is located in the US
Hamilton, Mississippi
Hamilton, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 33°44′16″N 88°26′41″W / 33.73778°N 88.44472°W / 33.73778; -88.44472Coordinates: 33°44′16″N 88°26′41″W / 33.73778°N 88.44472°W / 33.73778; -88.44472
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Monroe
Elevation 223 ft (68 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39746
GNIS feature ID 674635
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Hamilton (officially New Hamilton) is an unincorporated community in Monroe County, Mississippi.

Hamilton is located on U.S. Route 45, east of the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway, 12 mi (19 km) north of Columbus Air Force Base.

The third largest titanium dioxide manufacturing operation in the world is located in Hamilton.

History[edit]

Hamilton was the first county seat of Monroe County. In 1830, Monroe County was split to form Lowndes County to the south, and the county seat of Monroe County was moved north to Aberdeen.[2]

The original town of Hamilton is located east of its current location. The town likely moved when the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad was built in the late 1880s.[3]

Economy[edit]

Tronox operates a titanium dioxide manufacturing facility in Hamilton, producing 225,000 tonnes annually.[4]

Education[edit]

Hamilton School, a K-12 school of the Monroe County School District, is located in the town.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hamilton". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Sumners, Cecil L. (1999). The Governors of Mississippi. Pelican Publishing. 
  3. ^ Howe, Tony. "Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved February 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  4. ^ "Hamilton, Mississippi, U.S.". Tronox Limited. Retrieved February 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  5. ^ "J.W. Alexander; Key Figure in Gospel Music". Los Angeles Times. July 13, 1996. 
  6. ^ "Don Smith". NFL Enterprises. Retrieved February 2014.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)