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Bogue Chitto, Lincoln County,
Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Lincoln
Area
 • Total 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Land 2.26 sq mi (5.85 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
404 ft (123 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 522
 • Density 231/sq mi (89.2/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39629
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.

History

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.

Geography

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

Demographics

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%)

Education

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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