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Welcome to Congress ...

So far, we have found very little information about Congress. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Congress to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Congress, please Contact Us.


Congress would have been located within present day Chickasaw County<2>.

The location of Congress has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Congress is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Congress was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Congress would have been located in the (662) area code.

Adding Congress 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 Congress in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Congress 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 Congress on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Congress ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Congress - they are located in Arizona, Ohio and Saskatchewan.

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

Communities near Congress ...

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

  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
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    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Congress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<6>
  • Eupora [Webster County]
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    • Eupora [Webster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Congress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,005 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eupora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eupora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eupora<6>
  • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Congress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<6>
  • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Congress
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
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      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
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      • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<6>
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former name for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<6>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Walthall [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walthall
      • Walthall [Webster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Congress
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walthall

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Congress, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Chickasaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Congress - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Congress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Congress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7610, Longitude: -89.0820       In this case, the coordinates for Congress 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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