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Welcome to Algoma ...

The town of Algoma is located in Pontotoc County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Algoma has a population of 628 people<3> (see below for details).

Algoma is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Algoma is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Algoma had an population of 628 people. This is an increase of 6.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23.62% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Algoma had a population of 590 people. This makes Algoma the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Algoma represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 196th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 590 people, the population of Algoma increased 16.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 508 people).

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

Communities Also Named Algoma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Algoma - they are located in California, Idaho (2), Ontario, Oregon, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Algoma ...

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

  • Tupelo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Algoma
    • Estimated population for 2018: 38,206 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo
  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pontotoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Algoma
    • Estimated population for 2018: 6,144 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc
  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Algoma
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,459 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston
  • Verona [Lee County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
    • Verona [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Algoma
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,235 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shannon [Lee County]
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      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,773 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
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      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,039 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 700 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 674 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
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      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 606 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Estimated population for 2018: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Algoma ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Pontotoc County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Pontotoc, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Algoma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Algoma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Algoma) 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 Algoma. 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 Algoma

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1789, Longitude: -89.0335       In this case, the coordinates for Algoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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