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The city of Iuka was named after Chief Iuka, pronounced eye-you-ka, which is actually a contraction for the longer name of Ish-ta-ki-yu-ka-tubbe. The Chief was an endorser for the Treaty of Pontotoc Creek, dated October 20, 1832. Further information on the treaty can be found at - http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler/vol2/treaties/chi0362.htm.

Iuka was founded in 1857 and is the county seat of Tishomingo County. Iuka is built on the site of a Chickasaw Indian village that is thought to have been subordinate to the settlement at Underwood Village. There are conflicting accounts of Chief Tishomingo's death. One account states Tishomingo died on the Trail of Tears while another shows his death date as May 5, 1838, Fort Coffee; Le Flore County; Oklahoma, USA

Woodall Mountain, located 5 miles southwest of Iuka is the only state high point that was subject to a battle during the Civil War. The Battle of Iuka was on September 19, 1862. Woodall Mountain was renamed in 1887 in honor of Tishomingo Sheriff Zephaniah H. Woodall.

Iuka has several historic homes from that period and before still standing today. One of the oldest, Twin Magnolias, was built in 1842. Iuka has much to offer tourists and residents alike. We hope you enjoy your visit to our site and hope you will follow-up with a visit to our city.

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Iuka, Mississippi City

Historic downtown Iuka in November, 2013.

Location of Iuka, Mississippi Iuka, Mississippi is located in the US Iuka, MississippiIuka, Mississippi Location in the United States Coordinates: 34°48′38″N 88°11′45″WCoordinates: 34°48′38″N 88°11′45″W Country United States State Mississippi County Tishomingo

Government • Mayor John Castleberry

Area • Total 9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2) • Land 9.7 sq mi (25.0 km2) • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2) Elevation 561 ft (171 m) Population (2010) • Total 3,028 • Estimate (2016)[1] 2,989 • Density 310/sq mi (120/km2) Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6) • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5) ZIP code 38852 Area code(s) 662 Exchanges: 423,424 FIPS code 28-35300 GNIS feature ID 0671750

Iuka is the county seat of Tishomingo County,[2] Mississippi, United States. The population was 3,059 at the 2000 census. Woodall Mountain, the highest point in Mississippi, is located just south of Iuka.


1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 4.1 Schools 4.2 Libraries 5 Transportation 5.1 Highways 5.2 Railroads 5.3 Airports 6 Healthcare 7 Media 7.1 Radio Stations 8 Industry 9 Recreation 10 Climate 11 References in popular culture 12 See also 13 References 14 External links


Downtown Iuka in the early 1900s. Iuka is built on the site of a Chickasaw Indian village that is thought to have been subordinate to the settlement at Underwood Village. The name "Iuka" comes from the name of one of the chieftains of the village. Iuka was founded by David Hubbard, a wagon train scout.

Euro-American settlers arrived with the Memphis and Charleston Railroad in 1857. Before the American Civil War, the town boasted an all-female college, a boys' military academy, and a fine hotel. The Civil War brought widespread devastation when a major engagement here occurred on September 19, 1862. The Battle of Iuka resulted in 1200 to 1500 killed or wounded. The dead Confederate soldiers were buried in a long trench that eventually became Shady Grove Cemetery.

The first normal school built in the former Confederacy after the Civil War, Iuka Normal Institute, was built here. However, the town did not return to prosperity for many years. The building of Pickwick Landing Dam and Pickwick Lake by the Tennessee Valley Authority brought activity back to the town.

In 1904, water from Iuka's mineral springs won first prize for the purest and best mineral water at the World's Fair in St. Louis.

Geography Iuka is located at 34°48′38″N 88°11′45″W (34.810633, -88.195759).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.7 square miles (25 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit] Historical population Census Pop. %± 1880 845 — 1890 1,019 20.6% 1900 882 −13.4% 1910 1,221 38.4% 1920 1,306 7.0% 1930 1,441 10.3% 1940 1,664 15.5% 1950 1,527 −8.2% 1960 2,010 31.6% 1970 2,389 18.9% 1980 2,846 19.1% 1990 3,122 9.7% 2000 3,059 −2.0% 2010 3,028 −1.0% Est. 2016 2,989 [1] −1.3% U.S. Decennial Census[4] City of Iuka Population by year [1] 1990 - 3,122 2000 - 3,059 2004 - 2,969 (estimate)

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 3,059 people, 1,325 households, and 809 families residing in the city. The population density was 316.6 people per square mile (122.3/km²). There were 1,550 housing units at an average density of 160.4 per square mile (62.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 91.14% White, 7.09% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.59% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 1,325 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.9% were non-families. 36.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.5% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 26.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 45 years. For every 100 females there were 76.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,082, and the median income for a family was $36,863. Males had a median income of $30,449 versus $20,658 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,261. About 16.0% of families and 20.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education Schools Main article: Tishomingo County School District Tishomingo County High School Iuka Middle School Iuka Elementary School

Libraries Iuka Public Library

Transportation Highways U.S. Route 72 Mississippi Highway 25

Railroads Norfolk Southern Railway Kansas City Southern Railway

Airports Iuka Airport

Healthcare Iuka Hospital

Media[edit] WKZU "Kudzu 104.9" W279AZ 103.7 W226AJ 93.1

Industry A Major employer in Iuka's industrial sector is Alliant Techsystems, a major U.S. aerospace and defense contractor.

Recreation J. P. Coleman State Park Space:J._P._Coleman_State_Park

Iuka Soccer Park (est. by Fernando and Karen Remedios)

Mineral Springs Park Space:Mineral_Spring_Park

Climate Climate is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Cfa" (Humid Subtropical Climate).[6]

Climate data for Iuka, Mississippi Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Average high °C (°F) 9 (49) 12 (54) 17 (62) 22 (72) 26 (79) 30 (86) 32 (89) 32 (90) 29 (84) 23 (73) 17 (63) 11 (52) 22 (71) Average low °C (°F) −3 (27) −2 (29) 3 (37) 7 (44) 12 (54) 17 (62) 19 (66) 18 (65) 14 (57) 7 (44) 3 (37) −2 (29) 8 (46) Average precipitation mm (inches) 135 (5.3) 130 (5.1) 150 (5.9) 130 (5) 150 (5.9) 107 (4.2) 107 (4.2) 100 (4) 107 (4.2) 91 (3.6) 140 (5.5) 173 (6.8) 1,516 (59.7) Source: Weatherbase [7] References in popular culture[edit] The Secret Sisters, a singing and songwriting duo from neighboring Colbert County, Alabama, wrote a song called "Iuka" for their album Put Your Needle Down.

Iuka is home to the Apron Museum, the only museum in the United States dedicated to aprons and the stories they tell.

Battle of Iuka

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

Rheta Grimsley Johnson

Woodall Mountain

Yellow Creek Nuclear Power Plant

References ^ Jump up to: a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. Jump up ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07. Jump up ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. Jump up ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. Retrieved June 4, 2015. Jump up ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. Jump up ^ Climate Summary for Iuka, Mississippi Jump up ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on August 15, 2013.

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