Issaquena, Mississippi

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Issaquena is an unincorporated community in Sharkey County, Mississippi, in the United States.[1]


"Issaquena" is a Choctaw word meaning "Deer River".[2] The community was named from Deer Creek upon which it is located.[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Issaquena, Mississippi
  2. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 167.
  3. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.

Coordinates: 32°46′39″N 90°56′02″W / 32.77750°N 90.93389°W / 32.77750; -90.93389