Amory, Mississippi

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Amory is a city in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States. The population is 6,956 as of the 2000 census.

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History

Amory was the first planned city in Mississippi. The Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad needed a mid-point between Memphis, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama for their locomotives, and they laid out the new town of Amory in 1887. People from nearby Cotton Gin Port on the Tombigbee River abandoned their town and moved to Amory.

Geography

Amory is located at 33°59′3″N 88°29′17″W / 33.98417°N 88.48806°W / 33.98417; -88.48806.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.7 km²), of which, 7.5 square miles (19.4 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²) of it (6.37%) is water.

Transportation

Road transport is served by US 278, Mississippi Highway 6, and Mississippi Highway 25. Rail transport is offered by BNSF Railway, the Alabama and Gulf Coast Railway, and the Mississippian Railway. Ship transport can be accommodated on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway.

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