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Welcome to De Lay ...

De Lay is located in Lafayette County<1>.

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

De Lay is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

De Lay lies within the (662) area code.

Adding De Lay 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 De Lay 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 De Lay 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 De Lay on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near De Lay ...

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

  • Oxford [Lafayette County]
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    • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of De Lay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<5>
  • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
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    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of De Lay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<5>
  • Bruce [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
    • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of De Lay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,818 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<5>
  • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of De Lay
    • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
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      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of De Lay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of De Lay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<5>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the east of De Lay
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of De Lay
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the northwest of De Lay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the east of De Lay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for De Lay ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lafayette County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for De Lay. 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 Lafayette, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Lay - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- De Lay) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for De Lay. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from De Lay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Lay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2490, Longitude: -89.4040       In this case, the coordinates for De Lay have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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