Independence, Mississippi

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Independence, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
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
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tate
Elevation 335 ft (102 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38638
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 671662[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 Snort".[1][2]

During the Civil War, R.W. Locke organized a company of soldiers in Buck Snort, 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, two churches, and a 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: |access-date= (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: |access-date= (help)