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Money, Mississippi
Leflore County Volunteer Fire Department in Money
Leflore County Volunteer Fire Department in Money
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Leflore
Elevation
138 ft (42 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 673728

Money is an unincorporated Mississippi Delta community in Leflore County, Mississippi, United States near Greenwood. It has a population of less than 100, down from 400 in the early 1950s when a cotton mill operated in the community. It is on a railroad line and located along the Tallahatchie River, a tributary of the Yazoo River in the eastern part of the Mississippi Delta. Money is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area and has the ZIP code 38945.

History

This rural area was developed for cotton cultivation. A post office called Money was established in 1901. The community was named for Hernando Money, a United States Senator from Mississippi.

In popular culture

A wooden bridge crossing the Tallahatchie River at Money was referred to in Bobbie Gentry's 1967 hit song "Ode to Billie Joe." The November 10, 1967 issue of Life contained a photo of Gentry crossing the bridge. That bridge collapsed in June 1972 after being burned by vandals and has since been replaced.

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