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Welcome to Blue Mountain ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of Blue Mountain, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1874.

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 951 people<2> (see below for details).

Blue Mountain is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Blue Mountain: (662)

The ZIP code for Blue Mountain: 38610<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blue Mountain had an population of 951 people. This is an increase of 3.37% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 41.94% 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 total 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 (which had a count of 670 people).

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

Communities Also Named Blue Mountain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • Ripley
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
  • Hickory Flat
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat <5>
  • Ashland
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland <5>
  • Myrtle
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Falkner
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
  • Dumas
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
  • Potts Camp
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
    • Potts Camp is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp <5>
  • Snow Lake Shores
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
    • Snow Lake Shores is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
  • Clarysville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Clarysville. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<7>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarysville
    • Clarysville is located in Tippah County

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.

Adding Blue Mountain to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Blue Mountain was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Blue Mountain post office opened in 1874.

We also found Blue Mountain in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Blue Mountain.

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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue Mountain.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Mountain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Blue Mountain). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Blue Mountain or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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