Oil City, Mississippi

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Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi is located in the United States
Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°41′28″N 90°26′02″W / 32.69111°N 90.43389°W / 32.69111; -90.43389Coordinates: 32°41′28″N 90°26′02″W / 32.69111°N 90.43389°W / 32.69111; -90.43389
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyYazoo
Elevation
341 ft (104 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39040
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID675147[1]

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.

Oil City has a zip code of 39040.[citation needed]

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.[2]

Residents are within the Yazoo County School District. Residents are zoned to Yazoo County Middle School and Yazoo County High School.

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Oil City, Mississippi
  2. ^ Mott, Jr., Norman A. (1974). "Tinsley Field" (PDF). Tinsley Field 1939 – 1974: A Commemorative Bulletin. Mississippi Geological, Economic and Topographical Survey. 119: 51.