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Welcome to Memphis ...

The city of Memphis is located in Scotland County<1> and is the County Seat for Scotland County.

The location of Memphis has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

When the people of Memphis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Memphian<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Memphis has a population of 1,833 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Memphis is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Memphis is located in the (660) area code.

The ZIP code for Memphis: 63555<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Memphis had an population of 1,833 people. This is an increase of 0.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Memphis had a population of 1,822 people (which is 37.62% of the total population of Scotland County). This makes Memphis the county's most populous community.

The population of Memphis represents 0.03% of the total population of Missouri (which has 5,988,927 people), making it the state's 255th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,822 people, the population of Memphis decreased 11.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,061 people).

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

Adding Memphis to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Memphis elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Communities Also Named Memphis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Memphis - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida, Indiana, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Memphis ...

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

  • Lancaster [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Schuyler County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the west of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<8>
  • Milton [Van Buren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton [Van Buren County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the north of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milton<8>
  • Downing [Schuyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downing
    • Downing [Schuyler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the west of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 351 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downing
  • Pulaski [Davis County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pulaski
    • Pulaski [Davis County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the north of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pulaski have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pulaski
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wyaconda [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyaconda
      • Wyaconda [Clark County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 211 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyaconda
    • Cantril [Van Buren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cantril
      • Cantril [Van Buren County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 207 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cantril have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cantril
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cantril<8>
    • Baring [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baring
      • Baring [Knox County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 127 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baring<8>
    • Rutledge [Knox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rutledge
      • Rutledge [Knox County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rutledge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rutledge<8>
    • Luray [Clark County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Luray
      • Luray [Clark County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Luray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Luray
    • South Gorin [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Gorin
      • South Gorin [Scotland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 92 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Gorin

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Memphis. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Memphis.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Memphis ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Missouri

About Scotland County

About Missouri

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Missouri's counties, including Scotland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Memphis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Memphis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Memphis.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>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 Memphis). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Memphis or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>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- Memphis) 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 Memphis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Memphis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4614, Longitude: -92.1704       In this case, the coordinates for Memphis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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