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Electric Mills
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Kemper
Elevation 190 ft (60 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
GNIS feature ID 669716

Electric Mills is an unincorporated community in Kemper County, Mississippi. It lies along U.S. Route 45 east of the city of De Kalb, the county seat of Kemper County.

History

The town of Electric Mills was established in 1913 and named after its modern, electrically powered mill; one of the first mills to be completely electric-powered.

In 1914, Electric Mills and Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina were selected by the United States Public Health Service as sites to conduct fieldwork on the prevention of malaria. Through improved drainage and the use of quinine, both towns experienced significant reductions in the disease.

Much of the town was removed after milling ceased in 1941.

In popular culture

Electric Mills is mentioned in James Ellroy's 2001 novel The Cold Six Thousand:

I'm from DeKalb. It's a smidge between Scooba and Electric Mills.

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