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Welcome to Quitman ...

The village of Quitman is located in Jackson Parish<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Quitman, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1894.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Quitman has a population of 173 people<2> (see below for details).

Quitman is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Quitman is within the boundaries of the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Quitman: 71268<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Quitman had an population of 173 people. This is a decrease of 4.42% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Quitman had a population of 181 people. This makes Quitman the parish's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 181 people, the population of Quitman increased 7.74% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 168 people).

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

Communities Also Named Quitman ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 6 communities that are also named Quitman - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Mississippi, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

Communities near Quitman ...

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

  • Ruston
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
    • Ruston is located in Lincoln Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,891 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruston <6>
  • Grambling
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
  • Jonesboro
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,415 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro <6>
  • Arcadia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Choudrant
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choudrant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choudrant
    • Choudrant is located in Lincoln Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 987 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choudrant <6>
  • Simsboro
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simsboro
    • Simsboro is located in Lincoln Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsboro <6>
  • Chatham
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatham have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatham
    • Chatham is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 551 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chatham <6>
  • Hodge
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
    • Hodge is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodge <6>
  • North Hodge
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hodge
    • North Hodge is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
  • Vienna
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
    • Vienna is located in Lincoln Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 365 people

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 Quitman. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Quitman.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Quitman. 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 Quitman.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Quitman. See our Newspapers Page for Quitman.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Quitman ...

Looking for more information about Quitman? 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 Quitman, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Quitman.

Adding Quitman to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Quitman was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Quitman post office opened in 1894.

We also found Quitman on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Quitman.

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Quitman.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Quitman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 village (such as Quitman). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Quitman or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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