Little Yazoo in Yazoo County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
Tinsley Oil Field
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 & Commerce • Natural 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 CaféConfederate 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.)
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.