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Welcome to Artesia ...

The town of Artesia is located in Lowndes County<1>.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Artesia, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1860.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Artesia has a population of 423 people<2> (see below for details).

Artesia is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Artesia: (662)

The ZIP code for Artesia: 39736<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Artesia had an population of 423 people. This is a decrease of 3.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Artesia had a population of 440 people. This makes Artesia the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Artesia represents 0.01% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 229th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 440 people, the population of Artesia decreased 11.65% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 498 people).

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

Communities Also Named Artesia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Artesia - they are located in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, New Mexico and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Artesia ...

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

  • Starkville
  • Columbus
  • West Point
  • Brooksville
  • Crawford
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
    • Crawford lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Artesia.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 655 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<6>
  • Bent Oak
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
    • Bent Oak lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Artesia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
  • Clayton Village
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
    • Clayton Village lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Artesia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Village
  • Mhoons Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mhoons Valley
    • Mhoons Valley lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Artesia.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mhoons Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mhoons Valley
  • Cedar Bluff
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
    • Cedar Bluff lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Artesia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
  • Deerbrook
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
    • Deerbrook lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Artesia.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerbrook

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Artesia ...

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

Adding Artesia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Artesia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Artesia was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Artesia post office opened in 1860.

We also found Artesia in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Artesia.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lowndes, 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 Artesia.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Artesia - 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 Artesia). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Artesia 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Artesia) 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 Artesia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ArtesiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Artesia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4185, Longitude: -88.6465    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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