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Welcome to Delta ...

Delta is located in Panola County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Delta, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1892.

Delta is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Delta is located in the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Delta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Mississippi communities named Delta: This one is located in Panola County and the other is located in Coahoma County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 34 communities that are also named Delta - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan (3), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Delta ...

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

  • Senatobia
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
    • Senatobia is located in Tate County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,614 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia <4>
  • Batesville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
    • Batesville is located in Panola County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,116 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville <4>
  • Sardis
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
    • Sardis is located in Panola County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,529 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis <4>
  • Marks
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
    • Marks is located in Quitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,408 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks <4>
  • Lambert
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
    • Lambert is located in Quitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,325 people
  • Como
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
    • Como is located in Panola County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como <4>
  • Jonestown
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown is located in Coahoma County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,070 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown <4>
  • Crenshaw
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
    • Crenshaw is located in Panola County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 845 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw <4>
  • Crowder
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
    • Crowder is located in Quitman County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 645 people
  • Courtland
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
    • Courtland is located in Panola County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 504 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Delta ...

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

Adding Delta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Delta 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 Delta was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Delta post office opened in 1892.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Delta.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Delta. 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 Panola, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Delta - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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