Most People Don’t Know The Meaning Behind These 13 Mississippi Town Names
Mississippi is full of great towns. However, some have names that’ll leave you scratching your head. And if you’ve ever wondered just how some of the state’s most oddly named towns got their monikers, you’ve come to the right place. From local legends to historical facts, here are origins behind 13 of Mississippi’s strangest town names.
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So, did you know already how the above towns got their names? Have another strangely-named town to add? Tell us in the comments section!
Though Daniella was born in New York and has lived in a couple of other states, Mississippi has been her home for the past 25 years. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi, Daniella began to hone her writing skills through various internships, working for The Royal Obsession and Anatomie clothing. In the years since, she’s had the privilege of having her articles appear in several publications, such as Parents & Kids Magazine and Girl Meets Strong. She’s also had the honor of interviewing actress Sela Ward for The Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience.
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