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Kokomo, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Marion
Elevation 358 ft (109 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 39643
GNIS feature ID 672210

Kokomo is an unincorporated community in Marion County, Mississippi.

Establishment

Kokomo was named after the city of Kokomo, Indiana.

Kokomo was organized by the Phillip Enoch family of Fernwood, Mississippi, circa 1912. They planned to purchase timber to finance the existing Fernwood railroad that the family was purchasing. After they had secured a right-of-way, the Enochs began to construct and lay the track east of Tylertown. The first tracks were made of wood, but were later replaced with metal. When the tracks crossed a public road, they would give the crossing a name. The names came in the following order: Davo; Barto; Carto; Knoxo; and Kokomo. Kokomo was established approximately 10 miles (16 km) to the east of Tylertown.

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