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|Elevation||305 ft (93 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||669700|
A post office operated under the name Pikeville from 1844 to 1859 and under the name Egypt from 1859 to 1979.
The Battle of Egypt Station was fought on December 28, 1864, when Brigadier General Benjamin Grierson's Union cavalry division defeated an outnumbered Confederate force led by Samuel J. Gholson and Franklin Gardner. The Union raiders were intent on damaging the railroad before heading southwest to Vicksburg.
This community was devastated by EF-3 tornadoes on April 27, 2011.
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