Stonewall, Mississippi

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Stonewall is a town in Clarke County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,149 at the 2000 census.

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History

A cotton mill was established here in 1868 and was one of the first industries in Mississippi. The town was named after General T.J. Stonewall Jackson.[1]

The lifeblood of the town from 1868 until 2002 was the cotton mill which operated as Burlington Industries from 1962 onward. In 2002, Burlington announced that it would be closing the Stonewall plant and put 850 people out of work [2].

Geography

Stonewall is located at 32°8′2″N 88°47′33″W / 32.13389°N 88.7925°W / 32.13389; -88.7925 (32.133872, -88.792363)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.7 square miles (6.9 km²), of which, 2.6 square miles (6.8 km²) of it is land and 0.38% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,149 people, 461 households, and 319 families residing in the town. The population density was 435.4 people per square mile (168.0/km²). There were 542 housing units at an average density of 205.4/sq mi (79.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 75.37% White, 23.67% African American, 0.52% Native American, 0.09% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.44% of the population.

There were 461 households out of which 30.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.05.

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