Rich, Mississippi

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Rich, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
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Rich is located in Mississippi
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Rich is located in the US
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Coordinates: 34°24′58″N 90°26′41″W / 34.41611°N 90.44472°W / 34.41611; -90.44472Coordinates: 34°24′58″N 90°26′41″W / 34.41611°N 90.44472°W / 34.41611; -90.44472
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Coahoma
Elevation 180 ft (50 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 38617
GNIS feature ID 676627[1]

Rich is an unincorporated community in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States.

The settlement is located along the Yazoo Pass waterway.

History[edit]

First called Yazoo Pass Station, the settlement was a stop along a now-abandoned section of the Illinois Central Railroad.[1][2] The present name is derived from the last name of one Mr. Richenberger, a local merchant.[3]

The population in 1900 was 30. In 1907, Rich had a money order post-office.[4]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Rich
  2. ^ "Rich, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved February 13, 2017. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 112. 
  4. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 554. 
  5. ^ Cowley, Jason (November 19, 2006). "Creator of a Monstrous Hit". The Guardian.