Waxhaw, Mississippi

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Waxhaw, Mississippi
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Waxhaw, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°55′03″N90°58′09″W / 33.91750°N 90.96917°W / 33.91750; -90.96917 Coordinates: 33°55′03″N90°58′09″W / 33.91750°N 90.96917°W / 33.91750; -90.96917
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Elevation
148 ft (45 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38769
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID692312 [1]

Waxhaw is an unincorporated community located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Waxhaw is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Gunnison and approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) north of Rosedale. It was also known as Waxhaw Plantation.

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Bolivar County, Mississippi County in the United States

Bolivar County is a county located on the western border of the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, the population was 34,145. Its county seats are Rosedale and Cleveland. The county is named in honor of Simón Bolívar, early 19th-century leader of the liberation of several South American colonies from Spain.

Mississippi State of the United States of America

Mississippi is a state located in the southeastern region of the United States. Mississippi is the 32nd most extensive and 34th most populous of the 50 United States. It is bordered by Tennessee to the north, Alabama to the east, the Gulf of Mexico and Louisiana to the south, and Arkansas and Louisiana to the west. The state's western boundary is largely defined by the Mississippi River. Jackson, with a population of approximately 167,000 people, is both the state's capital and largest city.

The community was named after the Waxhaw people. [2]

The Waxhaw was a tribe native to what are now the counties of Lancaster, in South Carolina; and Union and Mecklenburg in North Carolina, around the area of present-day Charlotte. The Waxhaw were related to other nearby Southeastern Siouian tribes, such as the Catawba and Sugeree. It is speculated that they were culturally influenced by the Mississippian culture

Notable person

Otis Clay, R&B/soul singer

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waxhaw, Mississippi
  2. Swanton, John Reed (1952). The Indian Tribes of North America. US Government Printing Office. p. 102. ISBN   978-0-8063-1730-4.