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Old 07-27-2006, 06:37 AM
 
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Hello,
I live in Kilmichael , Ireland. I am interested in finding out if there is a connection between the two places. Therfore, I would like to know if anyone has any knowledge on the origins of the town. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Thank You.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:04 PM
 
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Most Scientists believe a major meter impact took place here millions of years ago. A lot of geologists go there to play in the dirt. It is classic example of a small rural MS town.
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Old 10-27-2006, 02:48 PM
 
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According to the book "Hometown Mississippi" the name "Was sugested by an Irishman named DuBoise who added that probably there wasn ot another Kilmichael this side of Ireland." The town was incorporated in 1890
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Old 01-30-2008, 12:35 PM
 
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Default Kilmichael, Mississippi is named after Kilmichael, Ireland

I was born in Kilmichael, Mississippi, USA. The town was originally named Leesville but was changed because there was another town nearby named Louisville. The names were too similiar.

In a town meeting around 1845 a man named Duncan McKinley proposed the town be renamed Kilmichael, which was the name of a city in his native land of Ireland and one not likely to be duplicated in Mississippi.

My parents were also born in Kilmichael. There are many Irish, Scots-Irish, and English in that part of Mississippi. I am a decendent of the Sloans from Cork, Ireland; the Taylors from Antrim Co.; and the Edwards' from Scotland or Ireland.
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Old 05-02-2008, 12:41 PM
 
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Default Kilmichael, MS

This is a pretty old post so I don't know if you have received an answer to your question. Kilmichael, Mississippi started out as a railroad town and had several different names. In the 1800's when people were trying to rename it a travelling Irishman came through and said that he had a name that wouldn't be found this side of the Mississippi. That name was Kilmichael, and evidently the people liked it so it became the name of my hometown-Kilmichael, Mississippi. I don't know if there is any relationship between the two towns although a lot of the residents in the area are of Irish descent. I hope to visit Kilmichael, Ireland in the future!! My Kilmichael is a small town with decent people and it is quiet, not much to do. People just live quietly among themselves. But it is home.
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