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Welcome to Dumas ...

The town of Dumas is located in Tippah County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Dumas has a population of 456 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Dumas.

Dumas is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Dumas is within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Dumas had an population of 456 people. This is a decrease of 2.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.88% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Dumas had a population of 470 people. This makes Dumas the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Dumas represents 0.02% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 218th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 470 people, the population of Dumas increased 3.98% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 452 people).

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

Adding Dumas 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 Dumas 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 Dumas elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Dumas on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Dumas on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Dumas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Dumas - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Texas (2) and Washington.

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

Communities near Dumas ...

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

  • New Albany [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<6>
  • Booneville [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<6>
  • Ripley [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
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    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Dumas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
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      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<6>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<6>
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<6>
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<6>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Dumas ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Tippah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dumas. 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 Tippah, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Dumas.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Dumas - 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- Dumas) 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 Dumas. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dumas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dumas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6380, Longitude: -88.8431       In this case, the coordinates for Dumas 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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