|Elevation||239 ft (73 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||675789|
The town was named for the prominent Pinckney family of South Carolina, from which many of its settlers came. Charles Pinckney (governor) helped draft the US Constitution and served as governor of the state of South Carolina; other members of his family were also political leaders.
In 1815, the Pinckneyville Academy was established here.
- "Pinckneyville, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 439.
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