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Welcome to Blanton ...

Blanton is located in Sharkey County<1>.

Blanton is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Blanton lies within the (662) area code.

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

We also found Blanton on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Blanton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Blanton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Blanton ...

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

  • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Blanton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<4>
  • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Blanton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<4>
  • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Blanton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<4>
  • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Blanton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Blanton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Blanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<4>
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southwest of Blanton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<4>
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Blanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the north of Blanton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blanton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sharkey County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blanton. 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 Sharkey, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blanton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Blanton) 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 Blanton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7492, Longitude: -90.9294    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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