Pinckneyville, Mississippi

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Pinckneyville
Pinckneyville is located in Mississippi
Pinckneyville
Pinckneyville
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°00′58″N 91°28′51″W / 31.01611°N 91.48083°W / 31.01611; -91.48083Coordinates: 31°00′58″N 91°28′51″W / 31.01611°N 91.48083°W / 31.01611; -91.48083
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyWilkinson
Elevation
239 ft (73 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID675789[1]

Pinckneyville is an unincorporated community in Wilkinson County, Mississippi. Its elevation is 239 feet (73 m).[1]

The town was named for the prominent Pinckney family of South Carolina, from which many of its settlers came. Charles Pinckney 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.[2]

Education[edit]

Wilkinson County School District serves the county.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Pinckneyville, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 439.