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|City of Baldwyn|
"Where Tradition Touches Tomorrow"
Location in Lee and Prentiss counties and the state of Mississippi
|Incorporated||April 1, 1861|
|• Total||11.64 sq mi (30.15 km2)|
|• Land||11.59 sq mi (30.03 km2)|
|• Water||0.05 sq mi (0.12 km2)|
|Elevation||404 ft (123 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||281.87/sq mi (108.83/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−06:00 (CST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−05:00 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||666483, 2403150|
|Major airport||Memphis Airport (MEM)|
Baldwyn is a city located in Lee and Prentiss counties, Mississippi, located in the northern part of the Tupelo micropolitan area. The population was 3,297 at the 2010 census.
Located five miles north of Guntown, the main street of Baldwyn runs along the county line of Lee and Prentiss counties. The city has the unusual distinction of having been incorporated in four counties. It was incorporated by an Act of the Legislature in Tishomingo and Itawamba counties on April 1, 1861. Tishomingo County was divided into Alcorn, Prentiss and Tishomingo in 1870, while Lee County was formed from parts of Itawamba and Pontotoc counties in 1866.
Baldwyn is an outgrowth of the village of Carrollville: when the Mobile and Ohio Railroad was being built during the years of 1848 to 1861, it missed Carrollville by one and one-half miles and the citizens moved to the new town of Baldwyn, which was named for the civil engineer who surveyed the road through the town. Tishomingo, chief of the Chickasaw, lived at old Carrollville but died at Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1839 of smallpox while being moved west with his tribe.
In the 2000 census, 1,892 of the city's 3,321 residents (57.0%) lived in Prentiss County and 1,429 (43.0%) in Lee County. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.6 square miles (30.0 km²), of which 11.5 square miles (29.9 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.1 km²) (0.43%) is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American||1,443||46.99%|
|Hispanic or Latino||30||0.98%|
As of the 2020 United States Census, there were 3,071 people, 1,162 households, and 680 families residing in the city.
Baldwyn is served by the Baldwyn School District.
The Booneville/Baldwyn Airport is owned by the cities of Booneville and Baldwyn. It is located in Prentiss county, six nautical miles (7 mi, 11 km) southwest of Booneville's central business district.
- Tim Ford (1951-2015), Speaker of the Mississippi House of Representatives from 1988 to 2004
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