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Location of Crosby, Mississippi
|• Total||2.13 sq mi (5.51 km2)|
|• Land||2.12 sq mi (5.49 km2)|
|• Water||0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)|
|Elevation||171 ft (52 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||130.25/sq mi (50.28/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0693015|
Crosby is a town in Amite and Wilkinson counties, Mississippi, United States. The population was 318 at the 2010 census. It is part of the McComb, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The town of Crosby has been known by several names throughout its history. It was first called Dayton in 1800, in honor of its first merchant, David Day. In 1917, the Foster Creek Lumber Company built a large mill here, and the town was renamed Stephenson, in honor of the owner of the lumber company, Fred Stephenson. When L.O. Crosby bought the lumber mill in 1934 the town changed its name to Crosby.
Crosby straddles the boundary between Amite County on the north and east and Wilkinson County on the west. In the 2000 census, 258 of the town's 360 residents (71.7%) lived in Wilkinson County and 102 (28.3%) in Amite County.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²), of which 2.1 square miles (5.5 km²) is land and 0.47% is water.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||175||72.31%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2||0.83%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 242 people, 99 households, and 59 families residing in the town.
The town of Crosby is served by two public school districts - Amite County and Wilkinson County (for the Wilkinson County portion).
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