Peyton, Mississippi
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Peyton, Mississippi

Penton is a ghost town in Tunica County, Mississippi, United States.

Once a thriving port on the Mississippi River,[2] Penton today is covered by farmfield, forest, and a portion of the Mississippi Levee. Nothing remains of the original settlement but a church called "Rising Sun Baptist Church". Where some original members and decedents of original members still attend. They even have a "Coming Home" service every year.

After a damaging flood in Commerce in 1843, the county seat was temporarily moved to Penton. Six months later, it was moved back to Commerce.[3][4]


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Peyton, Tunica County, Mississippi
  2. ^ Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning's Lake and River Guide: Being a Traveler's Companion to the Cities, Towns, and Villages on the Western Waters of the United States. Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. 1856.
  3. ^ "Museum History". Tunica Museum. Retrieved December 2013. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Tunica Timeline". Tunica Convention and Visitors Bureau. Retrieved 2016.

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