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Welcome to Foster ...

Foster is located in Adams County<1>.

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

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

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

Area codes for Foster: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Foster 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 Foster 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 Foster 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 Foster on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Foster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 41 communities that are also named Foster - they are located in British Columbia, California (2), Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan (3), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana (2), Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (3), Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Foster ...

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

  • Natchez [Adams County]
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    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Foster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<6>
  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Foster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<6>
  • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
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    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Foster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<6>
  • Fayette [Jefferson County]
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    • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Foster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Foster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<6>
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Foster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
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      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Foster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<6>
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Foster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<6>
    • Carthage [Adams County]
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      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Foster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Foster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Foster ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Adams County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Foster. 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 Adams, 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 Foster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Foster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Foster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6004, Longitude: -91.3290       In this case, the coordinates for Foster 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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