Oil City, Mississippi
|Oil City, Mississippi|
|Elevation||341 ft (104 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||675147|
Oil City is an unincorporated community located in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Oil City is approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Anding, 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Tinsley and approximately 8 miles (13 km) northwest of Bentonia
In 1939, the Tinsley Oil Field was discovered west of the settlement, which prompted a minor oil boom. In Oil City, "streets and commercial buildings" were "sold to optimistic business interests and speculators." However, development never materialized.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oil City, Mississippi
- Mott, Jr., Norman A. (1974). "Tinsley Field" (PDF). Tinsley Field 1939 – 1974: A Commemorative Bulletin. Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. 119: 51.
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