Michigan City, Mississippi

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Michigan City
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyBenton
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
38647
Area code(s)662

Michigan City is an unincorporated community in Benton County, Mississippi. Although unincorporated, Michigan City has a post office, with the ZIP code of 38647.[1]

Geography[edit]

Indian mound on the Davis' Mills Battle Site

It is located along Mississippi Highway 7 in north central Benton County, just south of the Tennessee state line, approximately three miles north of U. S. Route 72.

Mississippi Highway 702 is called Main Street in Michigan City.

The nearly abandoned Mississippi Central Railroad, which is used only rarely for freight traffic, runs through Michigan City.

History[edit]

The majority of the first settlers being natives of the state of Michigan caused the name to be selected.[2]

Davis' Mills Battle Site, a Civil War battlefield listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is located in Michigan City.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  2. ^ Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-60473-483-6.
  3. ^ "Davis' Mills Battle Site" (PDF). U.S. Department of the Interior. October 2, 1973.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°58′51″N 89°15′02″W / 34.98083°N 89.25056°W / 34.98083; -89.25056