Tibbee, Mississippi

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Tibbee, Mississippi
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Coordinates: 33°31′42″N88°37′53″W / 33.52833°N 88.63139°W / 33.52833; -88.63139 Coordinates: 33°31′42″N88°37′53″W / 33.52833°N 88.63139°W / 33.52833; -88.63139
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Clay
Elevation
203 ft (62 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39773
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID678743 [1]

Tibbee, also known as Tibbee Station, is an unincorporated community located in Clay County, Mississippi, United States. Tibbee is approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of Osborn and approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) north of Mayhew.

The community was named after Tibbee Creek. [2] Tibbee is located on the former Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad. [3] Tibbee was once home to five stores and a school. The one-room schoolhouse was first built in 1861 and has since been restored. [4]

A post office operated under the name Tibbee Station from 1858 to 1937. [5]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tibbee, Mississippi
  2. Baca, Keith A. (2007). Native American Place Names in Mississippi. University Press of Mississippi. p. 109. ISBN   978-1-60473-483-6.
  3. Howe, Tony. "Tibbee, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved 26 May 2020.
  4. Bailey, Eileen (3 November 1996). "HED: Woman preserves 135-year-old, one-room school". The Daily Journal. Retrieved 27 May 2020.
  5. "Clay County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 27 May 2020.