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Welcome to Greenville ...

The city of Greenville is located in Washington County<1> and is the County Seat for Washington County.

When the people of Greenville refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Greenvillian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greenville has a population of 29,085 people<3> (see below for details).

Greenville is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Greenville is located in the (662) area code.

Websites for Greenville ...

Official Website:   www.greenville.ms.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.greenvilleareachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greenville had an population of 29,085 people. This is a decrease of 15.45% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 30.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greenville had a population of 34,400 people (or 67.27% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Greenville the county's most populous community.

The population of Greenville represents 1.16% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,400 people, the population of Greenville decreased 17.37% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 41,633 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greenville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 66 communities that are also named Greenville - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (3), Connecticut, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Indiana (3), Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (3), Maine (2), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey (3), New York (5), North Carolina (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania (4), Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah (2), Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Greenville ...

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

  • Leland [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
    • Leland [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<7>
  • Hollandale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<7>
  • Lake Village [Chicot County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
    • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<7>
  • Benoit [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
    • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Greenville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Greenville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Greenville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Greenville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greenville. Our list includes 22 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Greenville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greenville ...

Looking for more information about Greenville? 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 Greenville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Greenville.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Washington County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Greenville: www.greenville.ms.us/

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 Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Greenville refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Greenville may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greenville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greenville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Greenville) 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 Greenville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3996, Longitude: -91.0378    
<6>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.
<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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