A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Cairo ...
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.
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 ...
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/
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This page was last modified: 04 Mar 2021