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Clayton, Mississippi

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November 8, 2018

Clayton is located about six miles south of Tunica on Old Highway 61.  In 1940, there were two plantation stores and a population of about 20 people.  There was an old brick commissary store for years at Clayton, but was recently torn down. The community started in 1885 and was named for Judge Alexander Mosby… Read More ›

Dundee, Mississippi

Dundee was founded around 1885 in Southern Tunica County along the Yazoo and Missouri Valley Railroad.  Since J.B. Carnes owned most of the land in this area, the community was named Carnesille.  He gave land for the site of the first depot. The name was changed though because there was confusion with another community named… Read More ›

Dubbs, Mississippi

Dubbs was founded in 1873 and first known as Slab town.  Slab town drew it’s name because the buildings were made of slabs from the nearby saw mills.  The new name came from the hickory tree.  Children in the community called the twin nuts produced by the hickory trees dubbs, so the people decided to… Read More ›

Maud, Mississippi

Maud was a flag stop on the Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad about 8 miles south of Tunica.  It was originally called Busby when a post office was located there in 1899.  When it was found that there was already a post office called Busby, the place name was changed to Maud.  Maud was named… Read More ›

Helena, Arkansas

Around 1797, Sylvanus Phillips moved to the Arkansas Territory from North Carolina and purchased huge tracts of land along the Mississippi River.  David Mooney and William Patterson arrived about the same time.  Patterson built a small warehouse for storing goods and provisions.  Flat boats were going down the river and he provided goods for these… Read More ›

Clarendon, Monroe County

Clarendon perseveres with a business district and a focus on tourism.

Rich, Coahoma County

Slow down after you pass over the Yazoo Pass bridge on Highway 315 if you are heading east from 61.  Look to your right and you will see the road leading to Rich.  That is the only way to get to Rich today from Lula because the bridge was taken out when they moved the… Read More ›

Sumner, Mississippi

Sumner is found in western Tallahatchie County, just down Highway 49 from Clarksdale on the way to Greenwood.

Lula, Mississippi. Coahoma County

That’s what Lula has been for more than a 100 years. Don’t count it out. Lula is gonna be here for a 100 more.

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