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Morgantown, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Morgantown
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Oktibbeha
Elevation 308 ft (94 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39769
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 694037

Morgantown, Mississippi is a small unincorporated community in Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, located between the Noxubee River and Sand Creek at latitude 33.306 and longitude -88.997.

History

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.

Demographics

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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