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Welcome to Jonestown ...
The location of Jonestown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Jonestown has a population of 1,100 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Jonestown.
Jonestown is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Jonestown lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Jonestown is located in the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonestown had an population of 1,100 people. This is a decrease of 15.25% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 35.33% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonestown had a population of 1,298 people. This makes Jonestown the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Jonestown represents 0.04% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 141st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,298 people, the population of Jonestown decreased 23.69% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,701 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Jonestown.
Adding Jonestown 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 Jonestown 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 Jonestown 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 Jonestown on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Jonestown ...
While we believe that this Jonestown is located in Coahoma County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Jonestown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alcorn, Warren and Yazoo County.
Beyond Mississippi, there are 23 communities that are also named Jonestown - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (3), North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jonestown.
Communities near Jonestown ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jonestown.
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 Jonestown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jonestown.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jonestown. 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 Jonestown.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jonestown. See our Newspapers Page for Jonestown.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonestown ...
Looking for more information about Jonestown? 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 Jonestown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jonestown.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jonestown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021