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Welcome to Carthage ...
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.
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 ...
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.
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This page was last modified: 04 Mar 2021