Batesville is a city in Panola County, Mississippi, United States.
The population was 7,463 at the 2010 census. Batesville is one of two county seats which the legislature established for Panola County, related to a longstanding rivalry between towns on either side of the Tallahatchie River; the other is Sardis, located north of the river. Batesville was founded in the 1850s following the construction of the Mississippi and Tennessee Railroad.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.1 square miles (29 km2), all land.
Government and infrastructure
The United States Postal Service operates the Batesville Post Office.
Rail service is provided by Grenada Railway (formerly Illinois Central Railroad). Amtrak's City of New Orleans used to provide passenger service, but the train was rerouted to the Delta region in 1995. The short-lived Batesville Southwestern Railroad was established in Batesville.
South Panola School District (SPSD) operates schools in Batesville and has its headquarters in Batesville. Batesville Elementary School, Batesville Intermediate School, Batesville Middle School, Batesville Junior High School, and South Panola High School serve Batesville.
A private academy founded in 1987, North Delta School, also serves Panola County and the surrounding area.
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