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Welcome to Carthage ...

The city of Carthage is located in Leake County<1> and is the County Seat for Leake County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Carthage has a population of 4,782 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Carthage is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Carthage: (601) and (769)<5>

Websites for Carthage ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.leakems.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Carthage, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Carthage had an population of 4,782 people. This is a decrease of 5.77% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Carthage had a population of 5,075 people (which is 21.32% of the total population of Leake County). This makes Carthage the county's most populous community.

The population of Carthage represents 0.17% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 61st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,075 people, the population of Carthage increased 9.45% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,637 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Carthage.

Adding Carthage 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 Carthage 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 Carthage 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 Carthage on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Carthage ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Carthage: This one is located in Leake County and the other is located in Adams County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 24 communities that are also named Carthage - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota (2), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Carthage ...

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

  • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Carthage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<7>
  • Sebastopol [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
    • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Carthage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<7>
  • Lena [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
    • Lena [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
    • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<7>
  • Standing Pine [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
    • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Carthage
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • Pearl River [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Neshoba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<6> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Carthage ...

Looking for more information about Carthage? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Carthage, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Carthage.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Leake County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Carthage. 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 Leake, 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 Carthage.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Carthage - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carthage) 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 Carthage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carthage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7433, Longitude: -89.5337       In this case, the coordinates for Carthage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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