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Electric Mills, Mississippi

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Country  United States
County  Kemper
GNIS feature ID  669716
Local time  Wednesday 12:43 PM
State  Mississippi
Time zone  Central (CST) (UTC-6)
Elevation  58 m
Electric Mills, Mississippi
Weather  21°C, Wind NE at 13 km/h, 24% Humidity

Electric Mills is an unincorporated community in Kemper County, Mississippi. It lies along U.S. Route 45 east of the city of De Kalb, the county seat of Kemper County.

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Map of Electric Mills, MS 39358, USA

History

The town of Electric Mills was established in 1913 and named after its modern, electrically powered mill; one of the first mills to be completely electric-powered.

In 1914, Electric Mills and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina were selected by the United States Public Health Service as sites to conduct fieldwork on the prevention of malaria. Through improved drainage and the use of quinine, both towns experienced significant reductions in the disease.

Much of the town was removed after milling ceased in 1941.

Notable people

  • Hardy Myers, attorney general of Oregon and speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives.
  • Henry Presswood, baseball player in the Negro League from 1948 to 1952.
  • Milburn Price, dean of the School of Performing Arts at Samford University.
  • In popular culture

    Electric Mills is mentioned in James Ellroy's 2001 novel The Cold Six Thousand:

    I'm from DeKalb. It's a smidge between Scooba and Electric Mills.

    References

    Electric Mills, Mississippi Wikipedia


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