Morgantown, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi facts for kids
|Elevation||308 ft (94 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||694037|
Although the area had been previously settled in 1818 by the Lenoir family of South Carolina, Morgantown was founded near the end of the American Civil War by George Decatur Morgan. In 1864, Macedonia school was founded in Morgantown. The name of the town officially became Morgantown on February 27, 1915 after previously being known as The Village of Claude.
Morgantown has a population of 1,412 as of 2010. Morgantown lost almost 20% of its population between 2006 and 2010. The population is 37% white and 59% black. The median age is 39.4 years. Over 42% have attended college.
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