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|Elevation||171 ft (52 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||118025|
The community was named after the Escatawpa River. Escatawpa was located on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. A post office operated under the name Escatawpa from 1858 to 1953.
In 1909, a traveler from Urbana, Illinois wrote the Champaign-Urbana Courier advising citizens of Urbana to move to the region. He described the area as "a great fruit and vegetable country" and that "fine yellow pine trees are plentiful and Cyprus trees abound".
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