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Welcome to McGehee ...

The city of McGehee is located in Desha County.

The pronunciation of McGehee: muh-GHEE, not muh-GEE-HEE<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, McGehee has a population of 3,824 people<2> (see below for details).

McGehee is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

McGehee lies within the (870) area code.

The ZIP codes for McGehee: 71654, 71666<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, McGehee had a population of 4,219 people (or 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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, McGehee had an population of 3,824 people. This is a decrease of 9.36% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.32% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near McGehee ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from McGehee and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Arkansas City   [Map]   325   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Dermott   [Map]   2,597   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dumas   [Map]   4,239   N   18 miles [29 km]
Jerome   [Map]   35   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
McArthur   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Mitchellville   [Map]   323   N   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around McGehee. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around McGehee. Our list includes 5 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Desha County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McGehee.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McGehee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>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 (or directions), 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 McGehee

Our 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     [Map].

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