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Corinth
Alcorn County, Mississippi

ZipCodes
38834, 38835

Motto
The Crossroads City
History is Only Half Our Story



Page Contents for Corinth, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Corinth is approximately 14,288 2009, 14573 2010.
The approximate number of families is 7,058 2000, 6258 2010.
The amount of land area in Corinth is 78.9 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Corinth is 30.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.3 sq kilometers.
The distance from Corinth to Washington DC is 724 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 206 miles. (as the crow flies)
Corinth is positioned 34.93 degrees north of the equator and 88.51 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Corinth elevation is 440 feet above sea level.
Corinth per capita income is $ 20,600 2009.
Corinth median income is $ 25,866 2009.
The Corinth median home price is $ 100,681 2009.
Corinth average annual precipitation is 56.7 inches peryear.
Corinth average temperature is 62.1 degrees F.
The average low temperature is 51.8 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 72.5 degrees F.

Location

in northeastern Mississippi about 51 miles from Jackson, Tennessee. Other nearby communities include Farmington, Glen, Kossuth and Rienzi all in Mississippi and Guys, Michie, Eastview and Ramer, all in Tennessee.
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Climate


moderate. Here is a current weather page for Corinth.
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History & History Related Items

Corinth was first known as Cross City when it was founded in 1853 because it was a junction for the Mobile and Ohio and Memphis and Charleston railroads. The nickname for the city, The Crossroads City, reflects this first name.

Because of the location of the railroads, Corinth played an important part in the American Civil War. The fight for control of the city was known as the Siege of Corinth. A second fight is known as the Battoe of Corinth. Both sides held the city at different times with the Union Army keeping it in the end. Many landmarks from the war are in the area, including the Shiloh National Battlefield.

A history page for Corinth in the Civil War. Here is another history page for Corinth.
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Attractions

Home of the Slugburger Festival.
OK - just What is a Slugburger?

Corinth Tourism

Crossroads Museum at the historic depot
221 N. Fillmore Street
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662.287.3120

Corinth Symphony Orchestra Phone: 662.287.8300

Shiloh - National Military Park in corinth - established in 1894

Corinth National Cemetery
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Economy & Industry


Corinth Economic Development
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Corinth City Government

City of Corinth, Mississippi
300 Childs Street
Corinth, MS 38835
Phone: 662-286-6644

Corinth is the county seat of Alcorn County.

Corinth Chamber

City of Corinth Chamber of Commerce
810 Tate St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662-287-5269
Toll-free: 877-347-0545

Corinth Organizations

City of Corinth Chamber of Commerce
810 Tate St.
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662-287-5269
Toll-free: 877-347-0545

Corinth Libraries

Corinth Library
N. Fillmore Street
Corinth, MS
Phone: 662.287.2441

Corinth Schools

Corinth School District
1204 North Harper Road
Corinth, MS 38834
Phone: 662-287-2425 Corinth

Miscellany

The population of Corinth was:
1990 - 11,820
2000 - 14,054
2009 - 14,288

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 5,732
2000 - 7,058


Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 23,436
2009 - $ 25,866

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 15,452
2009 - $ 20,600

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 62,800
2009 - $ 100,681

Corinth is located in the Central Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.


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