Independence, Mississippi

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Independence, Mississippi
Independence, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Independence, Mississippi
Independence, Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°42′18″N 89°48′32″W / 34.70500°N 89.80889°W / 34.70500; -89.80889Coordinates: 34°42′18″N 89°48′32″W / 34.70500°N 89.80889°W / 34.70500; -89.80889
CountryUnited States
335 ft (102 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID671662[1]

Independence is an unincorporated community in Tate County, Mississippi, United States.

The settlement is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Cockrum and 11 miles (18 km) east of Coldwater along Mississippi Highway 305.

Although an unincorporated community, Independence has a zip code of 38638.


The settlement was first known as "Flewellenes Crossroads" and "Buck Snorts".[1][2]

During the Civil War, R.W. Locke organized a company of soldiers in Buck Snorts, which was dispatched to Virginia where they became Company D of the 42d Mississippi Infantry Regiment. Locke was elected company captain.[3]

The population in 1900 was 100.[4]

By 1907, Independence had a post office, several stores/businesses, two churches, and a public school.[4]

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Independence". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi. 1. Goodspeed Publishing Company. 1891. p. 638.
  3. ^ "Tate County and the Civil War". MSGenWeb. Retrieved July 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ a b Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 921.
  5. ^ "Hugh Freeze". Olemisssports. Retrieved July 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)