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Welcome to Gibson ...

Gibson is located in Monroe County<1>.

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

Gibson is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Gibson: (662)

Adding Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson 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 Gibson on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Gibson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Gibson: This one is located in Monroe County and the other is located in Webster County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 42 communities that are also named Gibson - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas (2), California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri (4), Nebraska, New Mexico (3), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Gibson ...

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

  • West Point [Clay County]
  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<5>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the east of Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<5>
  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<5>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<5>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the north of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<5>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gibson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gibson. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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 Monroe, 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 Gibson - 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 from Point A (ie- Gibson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8401, Longitude: -88.6845       In this case, the coordinates for Gibson 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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