Tinsley, Mississippi

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Tinsley, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Tinsley, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°43′55″N 90°27′37″W / 32.73194°N 90.46028°W / 32.73194; -90.46028Coordinates: 32°43′55″N 90°27′37″W / 32.73194°N 90.46028°W / 32.73194; -90.46028
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Yazoo
Elevation 220 ft (70 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39173
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 690992[1]

Tinsley is an unincorporated community located in Yazoo County, Mississippi. Tinsley is approximately 11 miles (18 km) south of Yazoo City and 4 miles (6.4 km) North of Oil City near U.S. Route 49.

It is known to be the location of the first discovery of oil in the state of Mississippi. Oil operations continue today. It is a very hilly, rural area just a few miles from the flat land of the Mississippi delta.