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Welcome to Gum Ridge ...

So far, we have found very little information about Gum Ridge. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Gum Ridge to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Gum Ridge, please Contact Us.


Gum Ridge would have been located within present day Jefferson County<2>.

The location of Gum Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

A typical abbreviation for Gum Ridge: Gum Rdg. (or less commonly used: Gum Rdge. or Gum Ridg.)

While the community is gone, the present day location for Gum Ridge is 60 feet [18 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Gum Ridge was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Gum Ridge would have been located in the (601) and (769)<5> area codes.

Communities Also Named Gum Ridge ...

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

Communities near Gum Ridge ...

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

  • Natchez (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Gum Ridge and is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,362 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<7>
  • Vidalia (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Gum Ridge and is located in Concordia Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,667 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<7>
  • Fayette (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Gum Ridge and is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
  • Port Gibson (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
    • Port Gibson lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Gum Ridge and is located in Claiborne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,287 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<7>
  • Saint Joseph (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
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    • Saint Joseph lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Gum Ridge and is located in Tensas Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 945 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<7>
  • Newellton (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
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    • Newellton lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Gum Ridge and is located in Tensas Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<7>
  • Clayton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
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    • Clayton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Gum Ridge and is located in Concordia Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 623 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<7>
  • Waterproof (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
    • Waterproof lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Gum Ridge and is located in Tensas Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<7>
  • Rodney (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
    • Rodney lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Gum Ridge and is located in Jefferson County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
  • Westside (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
    • Westside lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Gum Ridge and is located in Claiborne County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westside

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

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

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

Adding Gum Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Gum Ridge in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Gum Ridge was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Gum Ridge on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Gum Ridge

Communities in Mississippi

About Jefferson County

About Mississippi

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Gum Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jefferson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gum Ridge - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gum Ridge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gum Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7835, Longitude: -91.2446       In this case, the coordinates for Gum Ridge 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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