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Welcome to Crawford ...

The town of Crawford is located in Lowndes County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Crawford, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1870.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Crawford has a population of 652 people<3> (see below for details).

Crawford is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Crawford: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Crawford had an population of 652 people. This is an increase of 1.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Crawford had a population of 641 people. This makes Crawford the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Crawford represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 193rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 641 people, the population of Crawford decreased 2.14% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 655 people).

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

Communities Also Named Crawford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 42 communities that are also named Crawford - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Maine, Michigan (3), Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (4), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Crawford ...

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

  • Starkville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Columbus
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Macon
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macon
    • Macon is located in Noxubee County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,384 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macon <5>
  • Brooksville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Artesia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
    • Artesia is located in Lowndes County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
  • Deerbrook
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerbrook
    • Deerbrook is located in Noxubee County
  • Bent Oak
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
    • Bent Oak is located in Lowndes County
  • Clayton Village
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
    • Clayton Village is located in Oktibbeha County
  • Mashulaville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashulaville
    • Mashulaville is located in Noxubee County
  • Ravine
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravine
    • Ravine is located in Noxubee 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 Crawford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Crawford.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Crawford ...

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

Adding Crawford to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Crawford post office opened in 1870.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Crawford.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lowndes, 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 Crawford.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Crawford - 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:


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