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Bogue Chitto, Lincoln County,
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Lincoln
 • Total 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
404 ft (123 m)
 • Total 522
 • Density 231/sq mi (89.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
GNIS feature ID 667378
FIPS code 28-07340

Bogue Chitto is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Lincoln County, Mississippi, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 522. Bogue Chitto is the only municipal hamlet in the state of Mississippi.


Bogue Chitto is named for a nearby river, and the name is an Indian word meaning "big creek".

The population in 1900 was 582. At that time, the settlement had telephone and telegraph services, a school, and several churches. The local economy involved the lumber industry, and a lumber mill and cotton gin were located there.

The settlement is located on a branch of the Illinois Central Railroad.


Bogue Chitto is situated to the east of U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 55.


As of the 2010 census, the population was 522. White: 234 (44.83%) Black: 280 (53.64%) Hispanic: 6 (1.15%) Asian: 1 (0.19%) Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.): 0 (0.00%) One Race, Other: 3 (0.57%) Two or More Races: 4 (0.77%)


Bogue Chitto is part of the Lincoln County School District. The Bogue Chitto Attendance Center serves area students in grades K-12. The community's first school was built in 1924. The original Art Deco-style building was demolished in 2003 by Jackson Salvage Company.

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