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|Elevation||184 ft (56 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||669509|
Dundee is a census-designated place and unincorporated community in Tunica County, Mississippi, United States. Dundee is 12 miles (19 km) south-southwest of Tunica. Dundee has a post office with ZIP code 38626.
It was first named as a CDP in the 2020 Census which listed a population of 73.
The village was founded in 1884 after the Louisville, New Orleans and Texas Railway was built, and was originally called Carnesville, for Captain J.B. Carnes, a principal landowner in the county.
A post office was established in 1887, though a similarly-named Carnesville required a change of names. "Dundee" was selected from a list. Dundee was incorporated in 1920 by Gubernatorial (Governor's) Proclamation.
Dundee served as a transportation hub, and a railroad depot was built around 1895. Blues musician W. C. Handy once played on the depot's wooden platform as crowds danced. In 2011, the depot—the last in Tunica County—was moved to Robinsonville, where it was restored and made into a visitors center. The "Highway 61 North" Mississippi Blues Trail marker is located in front of the depot.
|U.S. Decennial Census
|Race / Ethnicity||Pop 2020||% 2020|
|White alone (NH)||4||5.48%|
|Black or African American alone (NH)||68||93.15%|
|Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Asian alone (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Pacific Islander alone (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Some Other Race alone (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH)||0||0.00%|
|Hispanic or Latino (any race)||1||1.37%|
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.
Residents are a part of the Tunica County School District. Zoned schools include Dundee Elementary School, Tunica Middle School, and Rosa Fort High School.
- Sam Carr, drummer for The Jelly Roll Kings; raised in Dundee.
- Dub Garrett, American football player
- Oliver Sain, musician.
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