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The city’s name is derived from the mulberry tree. Four large phosphate plants are located in the immediate vicinity of the city. Historically, at a point convenient to all four plants, stood a large mulberry tree. Freight for one of the plants was frequently marked “put off at the big mulberry tree” and, when a regular railroad agency was set up, it was given the name of Mulberry. In a similar version, it is said that mail was picked up in bags that hung on the mulberry tree by the railroad in the area.