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Kossuth, Mississippi in Alcorn County

(submitted by Gerald & Tammy Westmoreland, photo by Brian Stansberry)

About 10 miles southwest of Corinth, the town remained mostly unchanged from the 1840s when the name of the village was New Hope, and 100 people lived here.

In 1852, the name was changed to honor the Hungarian liberal, Louis Kossuth, who visited the United States in 1851 after having been exiled from his country.

In 1857 the town boasted two churches, a grist mill, a foundry, a machine shop, a plow factory, and a steam powered sawmill.

GPS: 34.872500, -88.642778

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