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Little Yazoo in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Tinsley Oil Field

 
 
Tinsley Oil Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
1. Tinsley Oil Field Marker
Inscription.  
Discovered 5 miles west of here on Sept. 5, 1939, Tinsley was the first oil field east of the Mississippi River in the Gulf Coast region. During first 50 years, 220,000,000 barrels of oil were produced.
 
Erected 1989 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNatural Resources. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 5, 1939.
 
Location. 32° 42.39′ N, 90° 22.397′ W. Marker is in Little Yazoo, Mississippi, in Yazoo County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 49 and Dover Road, on the right when traveling north on U.S. 49. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 54 Dover Road, Bentonia MS 39040, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Skirmish at Concord Baptist Church (approx. one mile away); Jack Owens (approx. 3.8 miles away); Nehemiah “Skip” James (approx. 4.6 miles away); The Blue Front Café
Tinsley Oil Field Marker looking west. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
2. Tinsley Oil Field Marker looking west.
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(approx. 4.6 miles away); Confederate Navy Yard (approx. 9.6 miles away); Redoubt McKee (approx. 9.7 miles away); The Oakes House (approx. 9.8 miles away); Town Creek (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  A Deeper Look at Mississippi's First Oil Field using 3-D Seismic. (Submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
View of Tinsley Oil Field Marker along U.S. Highway 49. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, August 3, 2018
3. View of Tinsley Oil Field Marker along U.S. Highway 49.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 5, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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