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Welcome to Belen ...

Belen is located in Quitman County<1>.

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

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

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

Belen is located in the (662) area code.

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

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

Communities Also Named Belen ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Belen - they are located in New Mexico and Texas.

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

Communities near Belen ...

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

  • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<5>
  • Marks [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
    • Marks [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<5>
  • Lambert [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
    • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
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      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<5>
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<5>
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Belen ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Quitman County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belen. 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 Quitman, 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 Belen - 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- Belen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2732, Longitude: -90.3543       In this case, the coordinates for Belen 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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