Reform, Mississippi

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Reform, Mississippi
Reform is located in Mississippi
Reform
Reform
Reform is located in the United States
Reform
Reform
Coordinates: 33°25′50″N 89°09′17″W / 33.43056°N 89.15472°W / 33.43056; -89.15472Coordinates: 33°25′50″N 89°09′17″W / 33.43056°N 89.15472°W / 33.43056; -89.15472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyChoctaw
Elevation
427 ft (130 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39735
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID676586[1]

Reform is an unincorporated community located in Choctaw County, Mississippi, United States, along Mississippi Highway 15 and is approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Mathiston.

History[edit]

Reform was first established in 1887 and is located on the former Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad. At one point, Reform was home to three general stores.[2] It was also once serviced by a cotton gin and saw mill.[3]

A post office first began operation under the name Reform in 1888.[4]

Lignite was once mined for local use near Reform.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Reform, Mississippi
  2. ^ Howe, Tony. "Reform, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  3. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (PDF). 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 534.
  4. ^ "Choctaw County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 12 May 2020.
  5. ^ Ephraim Noble Lowe (1921). Bulletin No. 18, Mississippi State Geological Survey. State of Mississippi. p. 9.