Pinckneyville, Mississippi

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Unincorporated community
Pinckneyville is located in Mississippi
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
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Wilkinson
Elevation 239 ft (73 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 675789[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 (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.[2]