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Welcome to Choctaw ...

Choctaw is located in Bolivar County<1>.

Choctaw is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Choctaw is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Adding Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw 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 Choctaw on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Choctaw ...

While we believe that this Choctaw is located in Bolivar County, we know of another 4 Mississippi communities named Choctaw. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clarke, Grenada, Holmes and Jones County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 13 communities that are also named Choctaw - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana (3), Oklahoma and Texas.

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

Communities near Choctaw ...

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

  • Greenville [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Choctaw
    • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<4>
  • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
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    • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Choctaw
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<4>
  • Indianola [Sunflower County]
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    • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Choctaw
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<4>
  • Leland [Washington County]
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    • Leland [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Choctaw
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<4>
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    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
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      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<4>
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
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      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
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      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the east of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
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      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Choctaw ...

Looking for more information about Choctaw? 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 Choctaw, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Choctaw.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Choctaw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/

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 Bolivar, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Choctaw - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Choctaw) 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 Choctaw. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Choctaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Choctaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5589, Longitude: -90.8113    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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