Monterey, Mississippi

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Monterey, Mississippi
Monterey is located in Mississippi
Monterey
Monterey
Monterey is located in the United States
Monterey
Monterey
Coordinates: 32°11′06″N 90°04′51″W / 32.18500°N 90.08083°W / 32.18500; -90.08083Coordinates: 32°11′06″N 90°04′51″W / 32.18500°N 90.08083°W / 32.18500; -90.08083
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyRankin
Elevation
430 ft (130 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)601 & 769
GNIS feature ID673735[1]

Monterey is an unincorporated community in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States.[1]

History[edit]

The settlement was named after a battle fought at Monterrey, Mexico, by soldiers returning from the Mexican–American War.[2]

Monterey had a post office from 1847 to 1867.[3]

The population in 1900 was 36.[4]

Monterey Methodist Church, and the Monterey Volunteer Fire Department, are both located at the settlement.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Monterey". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ "Monterrey". Rankin County Historical Society. January 4, 2012.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monterey Post Office (historical)
  4. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 276.
  5. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monterey Church
  6. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Monterey Volunteer Fire Department