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Tinsley Oil Field

Tinsley Oil Field

On Hwy. 49 at Little Yazoo, 5 miles east of Tinsley Oil Field

Oil was first discovered in Mississippi in 1939 just west of here on the Mississippi River in the Gulf Coast region.  The discovery of oil at Tinsley Field in Yazoo County marked the beginning of commercial production of petroleum products in Mississippi.  During its first 50 years, 220,000,000 barrels of oil were produced.

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P.O. Box 186
110 N Jerry Clower Blvd, Suite S
Yazoo City, Mississippi 39194
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