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Love, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Desoto
Elevation 262 ft (80 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 38611
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 690327
Fire Dept vehicle Love MS 007
Love Volunteer Fire Department vehicle

Love (also Love's and Love's Station) is an unincorporated community located in Desoto County, Mississippi, United States. Love is approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Hernando along U.S. Route 51 or I-55.

History

The community was named after W.R. Love, a prominent physician and planter.

The town was incorporated as "Love's" in 1878.

"Love's Station" was a stop on the Illinois Central Railroad, built in the 1850s between Memphis, Tennessee and Grenada, Mississippi. In the early 1900s the community had a general store. There was also a post office.

Love today

The community today is largely agricultural, with some homes located along nearby roads. The Love Cemetery and Old Love Cemetery are located here, as well as the Love First Baptist Church. Little remains of the original settlement.

The Love Volunteer Fire Department is responsible for protecting a 40 sq mi (100 km2) portion of southwest Desoto County. The department also operates a Junior Firefighter Program through the Boy Scouts of America.


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