Moon Lake, Mississippi

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Moon Lake, Mississippi
MoonLakeMSHighwaySign.jpg
Moon Lake is located in Mississippi
Moon Lake
Moon
Lake
Moon Lake is located in the United States
Moon Lake
Moon
Lake
Coordinates: 34°26′24″N 90°29′43″W / 34.44000°N 90.49528°W / 34.44000; -90.49528Coordinates: 34°26′24″N 90°29′43″W / 34.44000°N 90.49528°W / 34.44000; -90.49528
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyCoahoma
Elevation
174 ft (53 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38644
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID689308[1]

Moon Lake is an unincorporated community located in Coahoma County, Mississippi. Moon Lake is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Lula and approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Coahoma.

The community of Moon Lake is located along Moon Lake (Mississippi).

Moon Lake Casino[edit]

In 1926, the Clarksdale Elks Club built a lodge on Moon Lake.

The property changed ownership in 1936, and the Moon Lake Casino was opened there.

Tennessee Williams visited Moon Lake Casino, and referred to it in all but two of his plays.

Yes, the three of us drove out to Moon Lake Casino, very drunk and laughing all the way.

Sarah Wright, who has owned the property since 1985, stated, "they loved to go to the Moon Lake Casino, because the place served Kansas City steaks and even flew in lobster from Maine, no easy task as airplane travel was then in its infancy. That was Tennessee's introduction to this place."[2]

William Faulkner also visited the place, and referred to it in one of his novels as "Moon Lake Hotel."

Other writers and musicians, including John Faulkner and W.C. Handy, also visited and wrote about the property.

In 1946, new owners named it "Uncle Henry's Place."[2]

A historic marker was placed there in 2008 by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Moon Lake, Mississippi
  2. ^ a b Liddell, Larry (Oct 12, 2002). "Playwright Would Feel Right at Home on Moon Lake". Clarksdale Press Register.

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