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Blackhawk, Mississippi

Black Hawk, also spelled Blackhawk, is an unincorporated community located in Carroll County, Mississippi, approximately 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Greenwood on Mississippi Highway 430 and approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Acona. Black Hawk is part of the Greenwood, Mississippi micropolitan area. Although unincorporated, Black Hawk has a postal code of 38923.

History

Black Hawk is located on Abiaca Creek and was named for a Choctaw chief. Black Hawk was once home to an academy, grist mill, two churches, a carriage shop, and a branch of the Merchant's and Farmer's Bank of Lexington, Mississippi.[2]

A post office operated under the name Black Hawk from 1837 to 1963 and under the name Black Hawk Rural Station from 1963 to 1973.[3]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Black Hawk has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[4]

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Black Hawk, Mississippi
  2. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 1. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 247.
  3. ^ "Carroll County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ Climate Summary for Black Hawk, Mississippi



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