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D'Lo, Mississippi

Summary
D'Lo is a town in Simpson County, Mississippi, United States, along the Strong River. The population was 452 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Jackson, Mississippi metropolitan area. The town was featured in Life magazine for sending more men per capita to serve in World War II than any other town of its size; 38 percent of the men who lived in D'Lo served. In 2016 the town was featured on the UP reality TV series, Small Town, Big Mayor. History The town of D'Lo was founded by R. W. May on March 1, 1900, when a town plat was registered with the Simpson County Board of Supervisors, March 1, 1900. On August 16, 1901, a village by the name "D'Lo" was incorporated and boundaries identified by Governor of Mississippi. The village of "D'Lo" was raised to the rank of "town" on October 27, 1905, by proclamation and signed by the Governor Mississippi. The name D'Lo is a modification of the name of the local U.S. Post Office, which was named "Dlo" from 1881 to January 1, 1950.
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