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Welcome to Africa ...

So far, we have found very little information about Africa. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Africa to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Africa, please Contact Us.


Africa would have been located within present day Coahoma County<2>.

The location of Africa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Africa is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Africa was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Africa once stood is in the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Africa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Africa - they are located in Indiana, Missouri, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Africa ...

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

  • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
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    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Africa
    • Estimated population for 2018: 15,304 people
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  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tutwiler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Africa
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,433 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler
  • Shelby [Bolivar County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Africa
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,000 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby
  • Drew [Sunflower County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drew have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Africa
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,656 people
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    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,389 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 491 people
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    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
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      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 407 people
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    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 386 people
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    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 383 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Africa
      • Estimated population for 2018: 295 people
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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 Africa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Africa.

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Africa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Coahoma, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Africa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Africa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Africa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0640, Longitude: -90.6515       In this case, the coordinates for Africa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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