De Soto, Mississippi
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De Soto, Mississippi

De Soto is an unincorporated community in Clarke County, Mississippi. Its altitude is 210 feet (64 m).[1] Desoto was one of four principle towns established in Clarke County before the American Civil War. Established along the Chickasawhay River before the arrival of the Mobile and Ohio Railroad, construction of housing in Desoto may have started as early as 1845 and by 1858 churches were being erected. The town had a Post Office and two churches in 1900 when the population was 258.[2]

It includes four places listed on the National Register of Historic Places:[3]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: De Soto, Mississippi
  2. ^ Enzweiler, Susan M. (20 May 1994). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Clarke County MPS". National Register of Historic Places. Washington, D.C., USA: National Park Service. Retrieved 2020.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.

Coordinates: 31°58?26?N 88°42?48?W / 31.97389°N 88.71333°W / 31.97389; -88.71333

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