Tinsley, Mississippi

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Tinsley, Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi
Tinsley, Mississippi is located in the US
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
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyYazoo
Elevation
220 ft (70 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39173
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID690992[1]

Tinsley is an unincorporated community located in Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States.[1] 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.

History[edit]

Tinsley had a post office, several stores, and a population of 50 in 1907.[2]

In 1939, Tinsley Oil Field, located south of the settlement, was the site of the first commercial discovery of oil in Mississippi.[3][4]

A line of the Illinois Central Railroad passes through Tinsley. In 1941, a freight train rear-ended another freight train at Tinsley. The impact derailed 28 cars, including 13 carrying molasses.[5]

Education[edit]

Residents are a part of the Yazoo County School District, and are zoned to Yazoo County Middle School and Yazoo County High School.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tinsley
  2. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 785.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tinsley Oil Field
  4. ^ Shelton, M.F. (1976). Braunstein, Jules, ed. Tinsley Oil Field, Yazoo County, Mississippi, in North American Oil and Gas Fields. Tulsa: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists. pp. 239–258. ISBN 0891813004.
  5. ^ Downey, Clifford J. (2016). Illinois Central Railroad: Wrecks, Derailments, and Floods. Arcadia. p. 54.