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Theo, Mississippi in Alcorn County

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

Located about eight miles west of Corinth, Theo was settled by Tom Meeks in 1857. Meeks moved here from North Carolina, built a home, and in time erected a store in which was located a star route post office.

Mr. Meeks also built a cotton gin on the site, but no one seems to know why he called the place Theo. The community propered several years but by 1939 it was mostly extinct.

GPS: 34.930833, -88.697500

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