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Welcome to King ...

King is located in Rankin County<1>.

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

King is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for King: (601) & (769)<4>

Websites for King ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to King, the following might be of interest:

Adding King 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 King 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 King 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 King on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named King ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 32 communities that are also named King - they are located in Arkansas (2), California (2), Colorado, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan (4), New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas (3), Utah, Virginia (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near King ...

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

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of King
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of King
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<6>
  • Brandon [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of King
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<6>
  • Byram [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
    • Byram [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of King
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of King
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<6>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of King
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<6>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of King
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<6>
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of King
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<6>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of King
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for King ...

Looking for more information about King? 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 King, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for King.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for King. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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 Rankin, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around King - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<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- King) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in King. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0874, Longitude: -90.1304       In this case, the coordinates for King have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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