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Welcome to Jonestown ...

Jonestown is located in Yazoo County<1>.

Jonestown is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Jonestown: (662)

Communities Also Named Jonestown ...

While we believe that this Jonestown is located in Yazoo County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Jonestown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Alcorn, Coahoma and Warren 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.

  • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the south of Jonestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<5>
  • Silver City [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
    • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the north of Jonestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
  • Louise [Humphreys County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
    • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Jonestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
  • Eden [Yazoo County]
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    • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Jonestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Jonestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the south of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Jonestown
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Jonestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the northeast of Jonestown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Jonestown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Jonestown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Yazoo County

About Mississippi

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.

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 Yazoo, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Jonestown) 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 Jonestown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jonestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8425, Longitude: -90.4275    
<4>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.
<5>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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