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About Mound Bayou, Mississippi

Mound Bayou is a city in Bolivar County, Mississippi. The population was 2,102 at the 2000 census. It is notable for having been founded as an independent black community in 1887 by former slaves led by Isaiah Montgomery. By percentage, its 98.4 percent African-American majority population is one of the largest of any community in the United States. The current mayor is Kennedy V. "Kent" Johnson.

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Mound Bayou Facts

  • Population Total: 2102
  • Square Miles: 0.9
  • Area Code: 662
  • Elevation: 144
  • Postal Codes: 38762
  • Timezone: North American Central