FACTS & FIGURES FOR STARKVILLE, MISSISSIPPI
Starkville is a city in Oktibbeha
County, Mississippi, United
Starkville is a
state certified retirement location.
Starkville is the birth place of: Jerry Rice - (born
1962), football star and greatest NFL wide receiver of all time.
The campus of
Mississippi State University is located in
Starkville. The university dominates the city's
settlement of the Starkville area was started after the Choctaw inhabitants of
County surrendered their claims to land in the area in
the Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek in 1830. White
settlers were drawn to the Starkville area because of two large springs. A mill
southwest of town provided clapboards
which gave the town its original name, Boardtown. In 1835, Boardtown was
established as the county seat of Oktibbeha
County and its name was changed to Starkville in honor
War hero General John
Cash was arrested for public drunkenness (though he
described it as being picked up for picking flowers) in Starkville, which was
the inspiration for his song "Starkville City
They're bound to get
they got a curfew,
And you go to the
Starkville city jail.
The song appears
on the album At San
tradition has it that he finished a gig at what is now the 'Dark Horse Tavern'
and then walked a block west to the northwest corner of Lee Boulevard (now MLK)
and Montgomery Street, where he helped himself to the flower bed at the front of
21, 2006, Starkville became the first city in Mississippi to adopt a smoking ban
for indoor public places, including restaurants and bars. This ordinance went
into effect on May 20, 2006.
Population (year 2000): 21,869.
Estimated population in July 2006: 22,638 (+3.5%
Ancestries: United States
(9.2%), Irish (9.1%), English (8.6%), German (8.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.1%),
Races in Starkville:
- White Non-Hispanic (64.0%)
- Black (30.0%)
- Chinese (1.9%)
- Hispanic (1.3%)
- Two or more races (0.8%)
- Other race (0.6%)
- Asian Indian (0.6%)
- Other Asian (0.5%)
Land area: 25.7 square miles.
Population density--860 per
tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 128% greater than the
overall U.S. average.
On 3/11/1963, a category 4
(max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Starkville city
center killed 2 people and injured 7 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000
On 11/21/1992, a category 4
tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed 12 people and injured 122
people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in
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