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Welcome to Birmingham ...

Birmingham is located in Lee County<1>.

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

When the people of Birmingham refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Birminghamian<3>

Birmingham is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Birmingham is within the (662) area code.

Adding Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Birmingham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Birmingham - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (4), Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan and Virginia.

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

Communities near Birmingham ...

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

  • Tupelo [Lee County]
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    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<6>
  • New Albany [Union County]
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    • New Albany [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<6>
  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
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    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<6>
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
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    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Birmingham
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
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      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<6>
    • Verona [Lee County]
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      • Verona [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<6>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
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      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<6>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
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      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<6>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<6>
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Birmingham
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Birmingham ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Lee County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Birmingham. 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 Lee, 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 Birmingham 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 Birmingham may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Birmingham - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Birmingham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Birmingham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4084, Longitude: -88.7692       In this case, the coordinates for Birmingham 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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