Carnes, Mississippi

Carnes, Mississippi

Carnes is a small unincorporated town in southern Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Carnes was settled in 1905 and was originally named Helena. Its name was changed to Carnes in honor of John Carnes, an early settler.

Skull Fork, a community near Carnes, was so named after a fight that occurred at a fork in the road there. In this fight, one of the participants had his skull broken with a whiskey bottle by his opponent.

Geography

-89.2597811.GR|1

Education

Carnes is served by the Forrest County Public School System.
* [http://www.fcahs.k12.ms.us/ Forrest County Agricultural High School]

Industry

* [http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/113/113367.html Florida Gas Transmission Company] - transports natural gas to over 240 delivery points through a 5,000-mile pipeline that extends from Texas to Florida

Places of worship

* Sandhill Church

Cemeteries

* J.E. Bounds Memorial Cemetery
* Mill Creek Cemetery

References

External links

* [http://cfpub1.epa.gov/surf/huc.cfm?huc_code=03170007 Black Creek Watershed]
* [http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ms/forrest/cemeteries/millcrk.txt Transcription of tombstones in Mill Creek Cemetery]


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