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Welcome to Alligator ...

The town of Alligator is located in Bolivar County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Alligator has a population of 187 people<2> (see below for details).

Alligator is 160 feet [49 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Alligator: (662)

The ZIP code for Alligator: 38720<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Alligator had an population of 187 people. This is a decrease of 10.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Alligator had a population of 208 people. This makes Alligator the county's 14th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 208 people, the population of Alligator decreased 5.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 220 people).

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

Communities Also Named Alligator ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Alligator - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Alligator ...

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

  • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Alligator
    • Estimated population for 2018: 15,304 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tutwiler have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Alligator
    • Estimated population for 2018: 3,433 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
    • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Alligator
    • Estimated population for 2018: 2,000 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby
  • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Alligator
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elaine
      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 407 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • 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.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Alligator
      • Estimated population for 2018: 172 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alligator ...

Looking for more information about Alligator? 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 Alligator, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alligator.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

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 Bolivar, 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 Alligator.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alligator - 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 town (such as Alligator). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Alligator or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alligator) 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 Alligator. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alligator

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alligator. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0901, Longitude: -90.7198    
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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