Hamilton, Mississippi

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Hamilton, Mississippi
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
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyMonroe
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39746
GNIS feature ID674635
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Hamilton (officially New Hamilton) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place 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. The school's "Lady Lions" have won softball state champions for the past 2 years, and the "Hamilton Lions Marching Band" have won 2nd and 3rd place at state championships the past 2 years as well.

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: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Hamilton, Mississippi, U.S." Tronox Limited. Retrieved February 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (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: |accessdate= (help)