Stovall,_Mississippi Latitude and Longitude:

34°17′48″N 90°38′41″W / 34.29667°N 90.64472°W / 34.29667; -90.64472
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Stovall, Mississippi
Stovall is located in Mississippi
Stovall is located in the United States
Coordinates: 34°17′48″N 90°38′41″W / 34.29667°N 90.64472°W / 34.29667; -90.64472
CountryUnited States
State Mississippi
County Coahoma
174 ft (53 m)
Time zone UTC-6 ( Central (CST))
 • Summer ( DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code 662
GNIS feature ID692248 [1]

Stovall, also known as Prarieville, [2] is an unincorporated community in Coahoma County, Mississippi, United States, along Mississippi Highway 1, 7 miles (11 km) north of Sherard and approximately 6 miles (9.7 km) south of Friars Point.


Stovall is named after the Stovall family, who owned the land where the railroad depot was located. [3] It is located on the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad and in 1910 was home to two general stores. [2] The Stovall Gin Company once operated a cotton gin in Stovall. [4]

Although Stovall is unincorporated, it has a ZIP code of 38614. A post office operated under the name Prarieville from 1878 to 1885 and began operating under the name Stovall in 1885. [5]

Ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax recorded Muddy Waters in 1941 and 1942 in Stovall. [6]

Carson Mounds, a large Mississippian culture archaeological site, is located in Stovall. [7]

Notable people


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Stovall, Mississippi
  2. ^ a b Howe, Tony. "Stovall, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  3. ^ Paul Schullery (1988). The Bear Hunter's Century. Stackpole Books. p. 62. GGKEY:J0EG9FBEF9S.
  4. ^ The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1976. p. 465.
  5. ^ "Coahoma County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  6. ^ Elder, Robert (August 19, 2005). "The day Muddy Waters heard himself sing the blues". The Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Calvin S. Brown (March 5, 2012). Archeology of Mississippi. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 108. ISBN  978-1-61703-349-0.
  8. ^ Mitsutoshi Inaba (2011). Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues. Scarecrow Press. p. 73. ISBN  978-0-8108-6993-6.
  9. ^ Alan Young (1997). Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 211. ISBN  978-0-87805-944-7.
  10. ^ Charles Patrick Joseph Mooney (1920). The Mid-South and Its Builders: Being the Story of the Development and a Forecast of the Future of the Richest Agricultural Region in the World. Mid-South Biographic and Historical Association. p. 626.
  11. ^ Marlo Carter Kirkpatrick (July 1, 2010). Mississippi Off the Beaten Path®: A Guide to Unique Places. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 77. ISBN  978-0-7627-6563-8.