Oil City, Mississippi

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Oil City, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Oil City, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi
Oil City, Mississippi is located in the US
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
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Yazoo
Elevation 341 ft (104 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39040
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 675147[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]

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.