Tyro, Mississippi

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Tyro, Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi is located in the United States
Tyro, Mississippi
Tyro, Mississippi
Coordinates: 34°35′01″N 89°42′19″W / 34.58361°N 89.70528°W / 34.58361; -89.70528Coordinates: 34°35′01″N 89°42′19″W / 34.58361°N 89.70528°W / 34.58361; -89.70528
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyTate
Elevation
466 ft (142 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38668
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID679019[1]

Tyro is an unincorporated community in Tate County, Mississippi, United States. Tyro is approximately 8 miles (13 km) east of Looxahoma and approximately 12 miles (19 km) south-southeast of Independence.

It is the birthplace of singer Al Hibbler, who produced multiple best selling songs.

Tyro's name originated from the English word tyro, which also means "beginner" or "novice".[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tyro, Mississippi
  2. ^ "tyro". Merriam-Webster. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
  3. ^ Upham, Warren (2001). Minnesota Place Names: A Geographical Encyclopedia. Minnesota Historical Society Press. p. 649.