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Welcome to Cairo ...

Cairo is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Cairo is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Cairo lies within the (662) area code.

Adding Cairo 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 Cairo in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Cairo 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 Cairo on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Cairo ...

While we believe that this Cairo is located in Clay County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Cairo. Those communities are located in the following counties: Pontotoc and Prentiss County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 29 communities that are also named Cairo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Cairo ...

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

  • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Cairo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<5>
  • West Point [Clay County]
  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the north of Cairo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
  • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Cairo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
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    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathiston
      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Cairo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<5>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Cairo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Cairo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Cairo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Cairo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Pheba [Clay 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 Cairo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cairo.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cairo ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Clay County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cairo. 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 Clay, 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 Cairo - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cairo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cairo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6701, Longitude: -88.8976       In this case, the coordinates for Cairo 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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