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Welcome to Anchor ...

Anchor is located in Chickasaw County<1>.

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

Anchor is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Anchor: (662)

Adding Anchor 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 Anchor 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 Anchor elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Anchor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anchor - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Anchor ...

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

  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
  • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<5>
  • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<5>
  • Derma [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
    • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Anchor
    • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<5>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the south of Anchor
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Anchor
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchor ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchor. 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 Chickasaw, 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 Anchor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Anchor) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anchor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8268, Longitude: -89.0381       In this case, the coordinates for Anchor have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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