Glendora, Mississippi

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Glendora is a village in Tallahatchie County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 285 at the 2000 census.

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History

Glendora started out as a small sawmill site. Logs were floated down the river from around the vicinity of Webb to be sawed there.

The first settlement developed two miles south of Glendora at Black Bayou. When the railroad was built through the territory in 1883, a station was located there and called Glendora. The town immediately grew. A post office was established and a voting precinct was established. Thus, the inception of Glendora, Mississippi in 1900.

Cane Lake Lumber Company built a large sawmill there which operated until 1909 when it was moved to another site.

Geography

Glendora is located at 33°49′46″N 90°17′36″W / 33.82944°N 90.29333°W / 33.82944; -90.29333 (33.829368, -90.293375)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 285 people, 69 households, and 60 families residing in the village. The population density was 2,011.5 people per square mile (786.0/km²). There were 73 housing units at an average density of 515.2/sq mi (201.3/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 4.56% White, 92.28% African American, 0.70% Native American, and 2.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.

There were 69 households out of which 55.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 29.0% were married couples living together, 50.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 11.6% were non-families. 8.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 4.13 and the average family size was 4.26.

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