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Bexley, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County George
Elevation
125 ft (38 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 667063

Bexley is an unincorporated place in George County, Mississippi.

History

The Diamond Lumber Company opened a sawmill in Bexley in 1901. The mill was capable of sawing 50,000 ft (15,000 m) of pine per day. The company built a shortline railway running south from Bexley. The mill closed in 1918.

Bexley was a stop on the mainline of the Illinois Central Railroad.

The Bexley School operated from 1913 to 1959, and was one of the first consolidated schools in Mississippi (consolidation allowed two or more rural schools to combine).

In 2010, George County Sheriff Garry M. Welford was killed in Bexley while assisting in a high-speed chase. Welford was attempting to lay spike strips at an intersection in Bexley, when the vehicle under pursuit struck him. Both occupants of the fleeing vehicle, a boyfriend and girlfriend, were sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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