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Welcome to Gloster ...

The town of Gloster is located in Amite County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gloster has a population of 869 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Gloster is 400 feet [122 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Gloster: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gloster had an population of 869 people. This is a decrease of 9.48% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gloster had a population of 960 people (or 7.31% of the total population of Amite County). This makes Gloster the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Gloster represents 0.03% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 164th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 960 people, the population of Gloster decreased 10.53% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,073 people).

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

Adding Gloster 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 Gloster 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 Gloster 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 Gloster on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Gloster ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Gloster - they are located in Georgia, Louisiana, Minnesota and Montana.

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

Communities near Gloster ...

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

  • Centreville [Amite County]
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    • Centreville [Amite County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Gloster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<7>
  • Woodville [Wilkinson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
    • Woodville [Wilkinson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Gloster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 919 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<7>
  • Liberty [Amite County]
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    • Liberty [Amite County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the east of Gloster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish]
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    • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Gloster
    • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Norwood [East Feliciana Parish]
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      • Norwood [East Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Gloster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<7>
    • Crosby [Amite County]
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      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Gloster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<7>
    • Rosetta [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosetta
      • Rosetta [Wilkinson County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Gloster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosetta
    • Garden City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Gloster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Woodland [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [East Feliciana Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Gloster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Gloster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gloster ...

Looking for more information about Gloster? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Gloster, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Gloster.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Amite County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gloster. 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 Amite, 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 Gloster.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gloster - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>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- Gloster) 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 Gloster. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gloster

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gloster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1951, Longitude: -91.0177       In this case, the coordinates for Gloster have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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