Skene, Mississippi
Skene, Mississippi
Skene, Mississippi
Skene, Mississippi
Skene, Mississippi
Coordinates: 33°42′13″N 90°49′13″W / 33.70361°N 90.82028°W / 33.70361; -90.82028Coordinates: 33°42′13″N 90°49′13″W / 33.70361°N 90.82028°W / 33.70361; -90.82028
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyBolivar
Elevation
135 ft (41 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38730
Area code(s)662
GNIS feature ID677862[1]

Skene is a census-designated place and unincorporated community located in Bolivar County, Mississippi, United States on Mississippi Highway 446. Skene is approximately 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Boyle and approximately 7 miles (11 km) north of Shaw. Skene was a station on the Boyle and Sunflower branch of the former Yazoo and Mississippi Valley Railroad.[2]

A post office operated under the name Skene from 1902 to 1992.[3]

Chet Morgan, a former Major League Baseball center fielder, was born in Skene.[4]

Skene Baptist Church located on Mississippi Highway 446
Skene Baptist Church located on Mississippi Highway 446

Education

It is in the West Bolivar Consolidated School District.[5] It was formerly in the Shaw School District.[6] The Shaw district consolidated into the West Bolivar district in 2014.[7]

The K-12 school for the Shaw area is McEvans K-12 School (merger of McEvans Elementary School and Shaw High School).

References

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Skene, Mississippi
  2. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 673.
  3. ^ "Bolivar County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 5 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Chet Morgan Major League Statistics". Baseball-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 May 2020.
  5. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-06-09.
  6. ^ "SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP (2010 CENSUS): Bolivar County, MS" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-06-09. - Skene is not indicated directly on this map but it may be compared to the 2020 map.
  7. ^ "School District Consolidation in Mississippi Archived 2017-07-02 at the Wayback Machine." Mississippi Professional Educators. December 2016. Retrieved on July 2, 2017. Page 2 (PDF p. 3/6).