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Welcome to McGehee ...

The city of McGehee is located in Desha County<1>.

The pronunciation of McGehee: muh-GHEE, not muh-GEE-HEE<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McGehee has a population of 3,696 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of McGehee.

McGehee is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: McGehee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

McGehee is within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for McGehee: 71654, 71666<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McGehee had an population of 3,696 people. This is a decrease of 12.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, McGehee had a population of 4,219 people (which is 32.43% of the total population of Desha County). This makes McGehee the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of McGehee represents 0.14% of the total population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,219 people, the population of McGehee decreased 7.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,570 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for McGehee.

Communities Also Named McGehee ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named McGehee - it's located in Louisiana.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for McGehee.

Communities near McGehee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near McGehee.

  • Dumas [Desha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas [Desha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of McGehee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,959 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dumas<7>
  • Dermott [Chicot County]
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    • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of McGehee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,422 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<7>
  • Mitchellville [Desha County]
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    • Mitchellville [Desha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of McGehee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchellville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchellville
  • Arkansas City [Desha County]
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    • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of McGehee
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 310 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tillar [Drew County]
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      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of McGehee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Watson [Desha County]
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      • Watson [Desha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of McGehee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<7>
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of McGehee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 160 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester
    • Reed [Desha County]
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      • Reed [Desha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of McGehee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
    • Jerome [Drew County]
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      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of McGehee
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • McArthur [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McArthur
      • McArthur [Desha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northeast of McGehee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McArthur

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McGehee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McGehee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of McGehee. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around McGehee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McGehee. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for McGehee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McGehee ...

Looking for more information about McGehee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for McGehee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for McGehee.

Adding McGehee to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McGehee in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for McGehee was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found McGehee on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arkansas (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for McGehee on our Genealogy Page.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for McGehee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Desha, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for McGehee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McGehee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McGehee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as McGehee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether McGehee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- McGehee) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for McGehee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from McGeheeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in McGehee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6304, Longitude: -91.3969    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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