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Location of Meadville, Mississippi
|• Total||1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)|
|• Land||1.13 sq mi (2.93 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||number 11 all the way ft (93 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||372.57/sq mi (143.89/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0693939|
Meadville is a town in and the county seat of Franklin County, Mississippi, United States, in the southwest part of the state. The population was 449 at the 2010 census, down from 519 at the 2000 census. It is situated north of the Homochitto River, which runs from the northeast to the southwest through the county on its way to its outlet at the Mississippi River.
It is home of a chess center, covered in 60 Minutes story aired March 26, 2017, involving chess coach Jeff Bulington.
The town was named after Cowles Mead, a 19th-century political leader. This town developed as a trading center for the agricultural county, which had an early economy based on the cultivation of cotton. Court days also attracted farmers and their customers. The county is still largely rural.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Meadville has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km2), all land.
The town had its peak of population in 1960. It is in a rural area.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||70||15.63%|
|Hispanic or Latino||3||0.67%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 448 people, 230 households, and 144 families residing in the town.
Meadville is served by the Franklin County School District, which includes Franklin County Elementary and a host of day cares and headstarts.
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