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Welcome to Lena ...

The town of Lena is located in Leake County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lena has a population of 136 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Lena is 380 feet [116 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Lena: (601) and (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Lena: 39094<5>

Websites for Lena ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.leakems.com/

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lena had an population of 136 people. This is a decrease of 8.11% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.56% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lena had a population of 148 people. This makes Lena the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 148 people, the population of Lena decreased 11.38% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 167 people).

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

Adding Lena 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 Lena 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 Lena 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 Lena on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Lena - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lena ...

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

  • Forest [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Lena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<8>
  • Carthage [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Lena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<8>
  • Morton [Scott County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
    • Morton [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Lena
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<8>
  • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
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    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
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      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Lena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<8>
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Lena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Lena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Lena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Lena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lena ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lena. 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 Leake, 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 Lena.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>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 Lena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lena) 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 Lena. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5922, Longitude: -89.6011    
<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.
<8>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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