Australia, Mississippi facts for kids
|Elevation||161 ft (49 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||691679|
Andrew Jackson Donelson, a planter, purchased 1,579 acres (639 ha) of land at Australia in 1857.
Australia had a post office from 1858 to 1908.
The population was 38 in 1900.
The "Cessions Towhead Chute", a cutoff constructed on the Mississippi River, left Australia situated on a narrow channel no longer used for navigation.
Nothing remains of the settlement.
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