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Welcome to Friars Point ...

The town of Friars Point is located in Coahoma County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Friars Point: Friars Pt.

See our Genealogy Helper Page for Friars Point for more information about variations on the name of Friars Point.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Friars Point has a population of 1,015 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Friars Point is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Friars Point is within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Friars Point had an population of 1,015 people. This is a decrease of 15.42% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.42% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Friars Point had a population of 1,200 people. This makes Friars Point the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Friars Point represents 0.04% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 144th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,200 people, the population of Friars Point decreased 18.92% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,480 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Friars Point.

Adding Friars Point 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 Friars Point 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 Friars Point 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 Friars Point on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Friars Point ...

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

  • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Friars Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
  • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena - West Helena
    • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Friars Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena - West Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena - West Helena
  • West Helena [Phillips County]
  • Helena [Phillips County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
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      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<6>
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elaine
      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<6>
    • Lakeview [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Phillips County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<6>
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Friars Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<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 Friars Point. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Friars Point.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Friars Point. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Friars Point.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Friars Point ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Friars Point. 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 Coahoma, 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 Friars Point.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Friars Point - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Friars Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Friars Point. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Friars Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Friars Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3680, Longitude: -90.6379       In this case, the coordinates for Friars Point 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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