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Holcomb, Mississippi
HolcombHighwaySign.jpg
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Grenada
Area
 • Total 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Land 4.7 sq mi (12.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
194 ft (59 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 600
 • Density 126/sq mi (48.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38929
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 671276
FIPS code 28-32820

Holcomb is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Grenada County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Grenada Micropolitan Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census the community had a population of 600.

Holcomb has a post office with the ZIP Code of 38940.

Geography

Holcomb is in western Grenada County, on the south side of the valley of the Yalobusha River. Mississippi Highways 7 and 8 pass through the community, together leading east 10 miles (16 km) east to Grenada, the county seat. The two highways split in Holcomb, with Highway 7 leading southwest 23 miles (37 km) to Greenwood and Highway 8 leading west 35 miles (56 km) to Ruleville. Mississippi Highway 35 passes through Holcomb as well, leading south 21 miles (34 km) to Carrollton and north 20 miles (32 km) to Charleston.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Holcomb CDP has an area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km2), all of it land.

History

The community was founded in 1901 on land that once was the home site of Choctaw Indian Chief Isaac Perry.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Holcomb has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

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