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Bude, Mississippi
Location of Bude, Mississippi
Location of Bude, Mississippi
Bude, Mississippi is located in the United States
Bude, Mississippi
Bude, Mississippi
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Franklin
 • Total 1.43 sq mi (3.70 km2)
 • Land 1.43 sq mi (3.69 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
240 ft (73 m)
 • Total 1,063
 • Estimate 
 • Density 701.75/sq mi (270.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 601
FIPS code 28-09460
GNIS feature ID 0692752

Bude is a town in Franklin County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,063 at the 2010 census. Bude is located on the north bank of the Homochitto River, which bisects the county on a diagonal running from northeast to southwest, where it flows on its way to the Mississippi River. U.S. Routes 98 and 84 run by Bude.

American Railcar Industries operates a large maintenance shop in Bude.

Bude appeared in a March 2017 segment of 60 Minutes because its chess team won the state championship.


Bude was founded by European Americans in 1912 and named for the former home in England of Mrs. F.L. Peck, whose husband was one of the town's founders.


Bude is located in central Franklin County. It is 3 miles (5 km) east of Meadville, the county seat. US 84 leads east 28 miles (45 km) to Brookhaven, and US 98 leads southeast 35 miles (56 km) to McComb. The two highways together lead west 36 miles (58 km) to Natchez.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town of Bude has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km2), of which 0.004 square miles (0.01 km2), or 0.33%, is water.

As the town is in the center of southwest Mississippi, there is a Mississippi Public Broadcasting radio and TV antenna located in the town.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 1,121
1930 1,378 22.9%
1940 1,207 −12.4%
1950 1,195 −1.0%
1960 1,185 −0.8%
1970 1,146 −3.3%
1980 1,092 −4.7%
1990 969 −11.3%
2000 1,037 7.0%
2010 1,063 2.5%
2019 (est.) 1,000 −5.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Bude racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 344 44.1%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 406 52.05%
Other/Mixed 18 2.31%
Hispanic or Latino 12 1.54%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 780 people, 359 households, and 175 families residing in the town.


The First and Main Cafe is located in Bude.


Bude is served by the Franklin County School District.

Notable people

  • Regina B. Schofield, former U.S. Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs. At Schofield's confirmation hearing in 2005, Trent Lott, born in Grenada, said:

    I am very proud of her background, being from Bude, Mississippi. It is a long way from Bude, Mississippi, to Washington, D.C., and the Justice Department. In fact, if I gave you a map, you probably couldn't find it, but you have got some areas in Kansas pretty far out at the end of the road, too. It is a lot of beautiful people, and I know that community is very proud of Regina and her achievements.

See also

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Veronica Escobar
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen
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