Attala County
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Mount Herman, Mississippi

Attala County, Mississippi

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Mount Herman, located about 8 miles SSE of Vaiden, was settled about 1845, and because of the prominence of a Mayo family, it was first called Mayo Town, but after the school was built and took the name Mount Herman, the community adopted the name as well.

It is said that there was much making of moonshine along this section of the Big Black River in the 1870s and 1880s, and the "Blind Tigers" did a thriving business. There were some tough characters in this area and a young man once referred to the community as Sodamus, a name that was commonly used for several years but has long since been forgotten.

When the Mount Herman School was consolidated with other schools in this area the community lost its identity and became extinct.

GPS: 33.225278, -89.702778

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