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Chunky
Newton County, Mississippi

ZipCodes
39323




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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Chunky is approximately 292 (1990), 326 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 134 (1990), 128 (2010).
The amount of land area in Chunky is 2.158 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Chunky to Washington DC is 829 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 76 miles. (as the crow flies)
Chunky is positioned 32.32 degrees north of the equator and 88.92 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

The name "Chunky" is from a Choctaw Indian game played with a round disc and sticks. It is a game of skill and accuracy that requires a large, flat playing surface or field. According to Mr. Jesse Ben of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, this area was called Chunky because the river's sand bank provided the best playing area for the game. The nearest English spelling of the Choctaw word is "Chanki" (pronounced Chunky).
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