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Peyton, Tunica County, Mississippi facts for kids

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Peyton, Mississippi
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Tunica
Elevation
190 ft (58 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
GNIS feature ID 684866

Peyton is a ghost town in Tunica County, Mississippi.

Once a thriving port on the Mississippi River, Peyton today is covered by farmfield, forest, and a portion of the Mississippi Levee. Nothing remains of the original settlement.

After a damaging flood in Commerce in 1843, the county seat was temporarily moved to Peyton. Six months later, it was moved back to Commerce.

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