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Rienzi

Rienzi, 12 miles south of the present town of Corinth, is one of the oldest towns in the old county. In the early years of the 18th century, it was a trade center and up through the Civil War, it served a large portion in the territory nearby. One of the most bloody battles of the war was fought near Rienzi, just after the Battle of Corinth. It was a prosperous town long before Booneville was founded. Some of the pioneer families were: Greens, Dilworths, Daltons, Youngs, Perrys, Kemps, Fobas, Williams and Ellis. Corinth and Rienzi were rivals in the reconstruction period in the years of 1860s and 1870s.

Submitted by Cindy Nelson

 

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