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Nile, Mississippi

Attala County, Mississippi

(submitted by and photos by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland)

Nile was founded prior to 1878 and was about 9 miles SE of Kosciusko, Nile Post Offiee was named for Judge Jason Niles of Kosciusko being named by Baptist Minister Rev. Sam Easom, who was the first postmaster here. The office was established in 1890 and kept in a store which was operated by Rev. Easom until about 1895 when it was sold to Jim Mills. Mills continued to operate the store and post office for five or six years before selling out to Oscar Stevens, who operated the office and store until 1910 when the post office was discontinued for a rural route from Dossville.

The old Line School which gave its name to the community before the opening of the Nile Post Office was closed in 1909, and Nile School District was established in 1910 near the site of the post office. During the course of time, Beulah and Cunnahoma Schools were consolidated with Nile and a larger building was erected. In 1928 Nile School was included in the Barnes Consolidated School District of Leake County and Nile became extinct.

GPS: 32.945833, -89.516667

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