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The city of Baldwyn is in northeastern Mississippi, about five miles north of Guntown. Its main street runs along the county line of Lee County and Prentiss County. Many of the early residents of Baldwyn were formerly living in the village of Carrollville, which was bypassed by the Mobile and Ohio Railroad when its tracks were laid between 1848 and 1861. When the railroad missed Carrollville by a mile and a half, most of its citizens moved to the new town of Baldwyn, which was named for the railroad surveyor. The Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site preserves one acre of a much larger historic battlefield near Baldwyn, fought on June 10, 1864, pitting forces under the commands of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Union General Samuel D. Sturgis. Baldwyn is reached by US Highway 45, which passes through the west part of town. Besides Guntown, to the south, other nearby communities include Alpine, Bethany, Blackland, Booneville, Geeville, Hobo Station, Marietta, Pratts, and Wheeler. Tupelo is about twenty-one miles south of Baldwyn.

 

 

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