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Glendora, Mississippi
Location of Glendora, Mississippi
Location of Glendora, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tallahatchie
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 148 ft (45 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 285
 • Density 2,011.5/sq mi (776.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38928
Area code(s) 662
FIPS code 28-27660
GNIS feature ID 0670435

Glendora is a village in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi. The population was 285 at the 2000 census.


Glendora was developed by European Americans as a small sawmill site. Logs were floated down the river from around the vicinity of Webb to be processed here.

The first settlement developed two miles south of Glendora at Black Bayou. When the railroad was built through the territory in 1883, a station was located there and called Glendora. The town immediately grew. A post office was established in 1900 and a voting precinct was established.

Cane Lake Lumber Company built a large sawmill here which operated until 1909. It was moved to another site.

In 1955, Elmer Kimbrell, a white man, shot and killed Clinton Melton, an African-American resident, in front of three witnesses after an argument about how much gas Melton had pumped into Kimbrell's car. Kimbrell was acquitted by an all-white jury after a short trial. At this time, most blacks in Mississippi were still disenfranchised due to state barriers; they were not part of the jury pool because they were not registered voters and they were excluded from the political system.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 207
1940 247
1950 178 −27.9%
1960 147 −17.4%
1970 201 36.7%
1980 220 9.5%
1990 165 −25.0%
2000 285 72.7%
2010 151 −47.0%
Est. 2015 141 −6.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
Glendora, Mississippi Post Office

At the 2000 census, there were 285 people, 69 households and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,011.5 per square mile (786.0/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 515.2 per square mile (201.3/km²). The racial makeup was 4.56% White, 92.28% African American, 0.70% Native American, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

There were 69 households of which 55.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.0% were married couples living together, 50.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.13 and the average family size was 4.26.

41.8% of the population were under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 14.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 21 years. For every 100 females there were 82.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.4 males.

The median household income was $14,375 and the median family income was $11,875. Males had a median income of $17,500 compared with $11,250 for females. The per capita income for the village was $7,044. About 68.2% of families and 62.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 83.3% of those under the age of 18 and 40.0% of those 65 or over.

Famous people

  • Sonny Boy Williamson (Alex "Rice" Miller), the influential blues musician, was born on a plantation near Glendora.
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