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Welcome to Atlanta ...

Atlanta is located in Chickasaw County<1>.

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

When the people of Atlanta refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use terms like Atlantan or Altantian.<3>

Atlanta is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Atlanta lies within the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Atlanta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Atlanta - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Texas and Washington.

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

Communities near Atlanta ...

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

  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
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    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<6>
  • Eupora [Webster County]
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    • Eupora [Webster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,998 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<6>
  • Bruce [Calhoun County]
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    • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<6>
  • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
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    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Atlanta
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 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<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
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      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 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<6>
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
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      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 961 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.
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    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
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      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 817 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
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
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      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<6>
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 601 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<6>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
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      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Atlanta
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 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.
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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 Atlanta. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Atlanta.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Atlanta ...

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

Adding Atlanta to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Atlanta was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Atlanta on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Atlanta. 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Atlanta refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Atlanta may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Atlanta - 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Atlanta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlanta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7984, Longitude: -89.1476       In this case, the coordinates for Atlanta 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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