Valley Park, Mississippi

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Valley Park, Mississippi
Valley Park is located in Mississippi
Valley Park
Valley Park
Valley Park is located in the United States
Valley Park
Valley Park
Coordinates: 32°38′N 90°52′W / 32.633°N 90.867°W / 32.633; -90.867Coordinates: 32°38′N 90°52′W / 32.633°N 90.867°W / 32.633; -90.867
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyIssaquena
Elevation
95 ft (29 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39177
GNIS feature ID695066[1]

Valley Park is an unincorporated community in Issaquena County, Mississippi. Its elevation is 95 feet (29 m).[1] Although unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 39177.[2]

The Aden Archaeological Site is located 1.5 mi (2.4 km) east of Valley Park.

Film set[edit]

A movie set resembling a rural radio station was constructed west of Valley Park in order to film a scene for the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). In the movie, the "Soggy Bottom Boys" recorded Man of Constant Sorrow at radio station "WEZY". Only the mast tower remains at this location: 32°38′56″N 90°56′22″W / 32.648775°N 90.939418°W / 32.648775; -90.939418.[3]

2010 Tornado[edit]

On April 24, 2010 Valley Park was the site of a strong tornado, though no injuries were reported.[4] The supercell thunderstorm dropped another tornado in Yazoo City.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Valley Park, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2007-12-23.
  2. ^ Zip Code Lookup
  3. ^ "O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)". Liam's United States of Cinema. June 21, 2012.
  4. ^ Tornado Report on CNN.com