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Welcome to Allen ...

Allen is located in Copiah County<1>.

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

Allen is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Allen: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Allen 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 Allen 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 Allen elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Allen on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Allen ...

While we believe that this Allen is located in Copiah County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Allen. Those communities are located in the following counties: Claiborne, Quitman and Warren County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 41 communities that are also named Allen - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado (3), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana (2), Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (3), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Allen ...

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

  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
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    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
  • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<6>
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
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    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<6>
  • Beauregard [Copiah County]
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    • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Allen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
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      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Allen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Bude [Franklin County]
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      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<6>
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the west of Allen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allen ...

Looking for more information about Allen? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allen, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allen.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allen. 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 Copiah, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7485, Longitude: -90.6584       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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