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Welcome to Blue Mountain ...

The town of Blue Mountain is located in Tippah County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Blue Mountain: Blue Mtn. (or less commonly used: Blue Mntn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blue Mountain has a population of 948 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blue Mountain.

Blue Mountain is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Blue Mountain: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blue Mountain had an population of 948 people. This is an increase of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.49% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue Mountain had a population of 920 people. This makes Blue Mountain the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Blue Mountain represents 0.03% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 168th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 920 people, the population of Blue Mountain increased 37.31% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 670 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue Mountain.

Adding Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain 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 Blue Mountain on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Blue Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Blue Mountain - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Maryland (2), New York, Nova Scotia (3), Ontario, Oregon and Virginia.

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

Communities near Blue Mountain ...

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

  • New Albany [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Blue Mountain
    • 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>
  • Ripley [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Blue Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
  • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<6>
  • Ashland [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland [Benton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Blue Mountain
    • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<6>
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<6>
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Blue Mountain
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Gravestown [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravestown
      • Gravestown [Tippah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Blue Mountain
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravestown

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Mountain ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tippah County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Blue Mountain. 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 Tippah, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Mountain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Blue Mountain) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Mountain. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Mountain

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6708, Longitude: -89.0278       In this case, the coordinates for Blue Mountain 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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