Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi

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Richland, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Main façade of the Eureka Masonic College
Main façade of the Eureka Masonic College
Richland is located in Mississippi
Richland
Richland
Richland is located in the US
Richland
Richland
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°58′27.5″N 89°59′11.3″W / 32.974306°N 89.986472°W / 32.974306; -89.986472Coordinates: 32°58′27.5″N 89°59′11.3″W / 32.974306°N 89.986472°W / 32.974306; -89.986472
Country  United States
State  Mississippi
County Holmes
Elevation 325 ft (99 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code(s) 39079
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 676637
Major airport JAN

Richland is an unincorporated community in Holmes County, Mississippi, located approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) northwest of Goodman and approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Pickens.

History[edit]

Historic Eureka Masonic College, birthplace of the Order of the Eastern Star, is located along State Highway 17, in the unincorporated community of Richland. The historic schoolhouse has also housed Masons and Company C, 15th Mississippi Infantry, of the Confederate States Army, during the American Civil War.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mississippi Historical Marker Program (1951). O. E. S. Birthplace (Mississippi Historical Marker). Richland, Miss.: Mississippi Historical Commission. 
  2. ^ Montgomery, Frank A. (1901). Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War. Cincinnati: The Robert Clarke Company Press. p. 139. LCCN 01023742. OCLC 1470413. OL 6909271M – via Internet Archive. 

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