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Electric Mills in Kemper County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Electric Mills

 
 
Electric Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
1. Electric Mills Marker
Inscription.  Established in 1913, the town of Electric Mills was built by the Sumter Lumber Company, which relocated to Kemper County from Alabama. Powered by electricity generated by the mill, the town was among the first in Mississippi with electric lights and was known as "the brightest town south of St. Louis." The town's amenities included a theater, clubhouse, commissary, hospital, school, and an ice plant. The mill ceased operation in 1941 and the town rapidly declined as workers sought employment elsewhere.
 
Erected 2018 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1913.
 
Location. 32° 46.17′ N, 88° 27.824′ W. Marker is in Electric Mills, Mississippi, in Kemper County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 45 and George McDade Road, on the right when traveling south on U.S. 45. Located in front of
Electric Mills Marker at the McFarland Cascade treating plant. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, October 4, 2019
2. Electric Mills Marker at the McFarland Cascade treating plant.
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the Electric Mills Wood Preserving plant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13539 Old Hwy 45, Scooba MS 39358, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 7 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old Scooba Cemetery (approx. 4.4 miles away); Giles-Neville Cemetery (approx. 6˝ miles away); Chapel Hill Church and Spring (approx. 6˝ miles away); Town of Emelle, Alabama (approx. 9.1 miles away in Alabama); Rueben Kemper (approx. 10.9 miles away); John C. Stennis (approx. 10.9 miles away); DeKalb (approx. 11 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Kemper County, Mississippi Gen Web article on Electric Mills. (Submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 6, 2019, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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