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Tunica County Mississippi

Austin The only information the writer has been able to get on the old town of Austin is the following:

"The former county seats of Tunica County were all on the Mississippi River, and Austin at one time was a most important town, having a population of over 2,000, and doing a large river and inland trade. There was also built, in 1868, an expensive court house, costing some $35,000. That building still stands in the deserted and dismantled town, and reminds the visitor of other days when the bustle and confusion of trade and traffic filled the streets."74

Extinct Towns| AHGP Mississippi

74. Good Speed's Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Mississippi, Vol. I., page 252.

Source: The Mississippi Historical Commission Publications, Volume V, Edited by Franklin L. Riley,
Secretary, 1902.


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