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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>

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

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

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 is 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 have 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 [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Cary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,347 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<6>
  • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
  • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Cary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 596 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Anguilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<6>
  • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Cary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Mont Helena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Helena
      • Mont Helena [Sharkey County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Cary
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mont Helena
    • Kearney [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
      • Kearney [Yazoo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the east of Cary
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Kearney
    • Valley Park [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Park
      • Valley Park [Issaquena County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Cary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Park
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Cary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Cary
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Cary
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<6>

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cary was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cary on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cary on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Cary

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About Sharkey County

About Mississippi

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 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 Cary.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cary) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CaryOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8056, Longitude: -90.9246       In this case, the coordinates for Cary have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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