Holcut, Mississippi

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A view of the Divide Cut of the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway from the Holcut Memorial site

Holcut was a small town located in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, United States.[1] In 1976, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers bought out and then completely demolished the town because it lay directly in the path of the Divide Cut, a 29-mile (47 km) artificial canal section of the Tennessee–Tombigbee Waterway, which was constructed between 1972 and 1984.[2][3]

After the town was demolished, the Corps of Engineers established a Holcut memorial on the site of the town.[4][5]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Holcut, Mississippi
  2. ^ "History of the Tenn-Tom". Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  3. ^ Geoffrey Smith. "The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway: A Critical Study". University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  4. ^ "Holcut Memorial Park" (pdf). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 
  5. ^ "Divide Cut" (PDF). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Retrieved 2012-04-01. 

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Coordinates: 34°43′47″N 88°18′21″W / 34.72972°N 88.30583°W / 34.72972; -88.30583