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|Elevation||174 ft (53 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||691807|
Once a thriving port on the Mississippi River, Delta today is covered by farmland and a portion of the Mississippi Levee. Nothing remains of the original settlement.
In 1844, Delta was surveyed and laid off into lots. The town had a population of about 700, and was a busy steamboat port.
Delta incorporated in 1848. That same year, the river flooded the town, forcing many residents to relocate to nearby Friars Point.
The county seat was moved to Friars Point in 1850.
By 1890, nothing remained of Delta.
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