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Welcome to Cary ...

The town of Cary is located in Sharkey County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Cary, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cary has a population of 272 people<3> (see below for details).

Cary is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Cary lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cary had an population of 272 people. This is a decrease of 13.1% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 36.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cary had a population of 313 people (or 6.37% of the total population of Sharkey County). This makes Cary the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Cary represents 0.01% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 254th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 313 people, the population of Cary decreased 26.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 427 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cary ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Cary - they are located in Arkansas, Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Missouri and North Carolina.

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

Communities near Cary ...

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

  • Lake Providence
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Rolling Fork
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Anguilla
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla is located in Sharkey County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla <5>
  • Mayersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville is located in Issaquena County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
  • Onward
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onward
    • Onward is located in Sharkey County
  • Smedes
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smedes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smedes
    • Smedes is located in Sharkey County
  • Mont Helena
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Helena
    • Mont Helena is located in Sharkey County
  • Kearney
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
    • Kearney is located in Yazoo County
  • Valley Park
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
    • Valley Park is located in Issaquena County
  • Chotard
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
    • Chotard is located in Issaquena 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 Cary. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cary.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cary ...

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

Adding Cary to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cary 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 Cary was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Cary post office opened in 1884.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cary.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cary. 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 Sharkey, 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 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 Cary.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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