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Welcome to Guntown ...

The town of Guntown is located in Lee County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Guntown has a population of 2,792 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Guntown is 390 feet [119 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Guntown is located in the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Guntown: 38849<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Guntown had an population of 2,792 people. This is an increase of 34.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 136.01% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Guntown had a population of 2,083 people. This makes Guntown the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Guntown represents 0.07% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 103rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,083 people, the population of Guntown increased 76.08% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,183 people).

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

Adding Guntown 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 Guntown 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 Guntown 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 Guntown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Guntown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Guntown - it's located in Tennessee.

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

Communities near Guntown ...

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

  • Tupelo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Guntown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<6>
  • Booneville [Prentiss County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
    • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Guntown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<6>
  • Saltillo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
    • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Guntown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<6>
  • Fulton [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Guntown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
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      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<6>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<6>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<6>
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<6>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<6>
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Guntown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Guntown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Guntown. 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 Lee, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Guntown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Guntown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Guntown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Guntown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Guntown) 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 Guntown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Guntown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Guntown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4466, Longitude: -88.6608    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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