Palo Alto

Name:

Palo Alto

County:

Clay

Zip Code:

 

Latitude / Longitude:

33°40′50″N 88°48′0″W / 33.68056°N 88.80000°W / 33.68056

Elevation:

279 ft (89m)

Time Zone:

Central (CST) (UTC-6)

Comments:

Palo Alto (also Savannah) is a ghost town in Clay County, Mississippi.  Established c. 1846,  it is located at 33°40’50 N 88°48’0 W (33.6806738, -88.8000525) at an elevation of 279 feet (85 m).

Remains:

In 1876, Palo Alto was the site of an incident in which a group of heavily armed white men brought a piece of field artillery and broke up a meeting of the Republican Club in order to suppress black voters.

Established:

 

Disestablished:

 

Current Status:

In 1987, the townsite was listed on the National Register of Historic Places under the name of “Town of Palo Alto.” Nearly 200 acres (81 ha) were listed on the Register as part of the community.

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