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Welcome to Hickory Flat ...

The town of Hickory Flat is located in Benton County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Hickory Flat, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1839.

A typical abbreviation for Hickory Flat: Hickory Flt.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hickory Flat has a population of 553 people<3> (see below for details).

Hickory Flat is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Hickory Flat lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hickory Flat had an population of 553 people. This is a decrease of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hickory Flat had a population of 601 people (which is 6.89% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Hickory Flat the county's most populous community.

The population of Hickory Flat represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 601 people, the population of Hickory Flat increased 6.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 565 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hickory Flat.

Communities Also Named Hickory Flat ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Mississippi communities named Hickory Flat: This one is located in Benton County and the other is located in Chickasaw County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 11 communities that are also named Hickory Flat - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Georgia (2), Kentucky (2), South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Hickory Flat ...

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

  • New Albany
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Holly Springs
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
    • Holly Springs is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,684 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs <5>
  • Ripley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Blue Mountain
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
  • Ashland
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland <5>
  • Myrtle
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Dumas
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
  • Potts Camp
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
    • Potts Camp is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp <5>
  • Abbeville
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville is located in Lafayette County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville <5>
  • Snow Lake Shores
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
    • Snow Lake Shores is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hickory Flat ...

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

Adding Hickory Flat to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hickory Flat in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hickory Flat was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Hickory Flat post office opened in 1839.

We also found Hickory Flat in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hickory Flat.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hickory Flat. 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 Benton, 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 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 Hickory Flat.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hickory Flat - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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