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Choctaw, Mississippi
ChoctawMSBCHighwaySign.jpg
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Bolivar
Elevation
128 ft (39 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38773
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 668406

Choctaw is an unincorporated community located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States. Choctaw is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Shaw and approximately 12 miles (19 km) east of Stringtown, served by Mississippi Highway 450.

It is named for the Choctaw Indians, one of the Five Civilized Tribes of the Southeast, who were indigenous to this area at the time of European settlement. Most of the Choctaw were forced to remove to Indian Territory west of the Mississippi River in the 1830s. The federally recognized Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians is made up of descendants of those who remained in the territory and later state.

A post office operated under the name Choctaw from 1895 to 1920.

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