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Welcome to Lyon ...

The town of Lyon is located in Coahoma County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lyon has a population of 288 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Lyon is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Lyon is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Lyon: 38645<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lyon had an population of 288 people. This is a decrease of 17.71% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 31.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lyon had a population of 350 people. This makes Lyon the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lyon represents 0.01% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 239th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 350 people, the population of Lyon decreased 16.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 418 people).

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

Adding Lyon 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 Lyon 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 Lyon 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 Lyon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lyon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Lyon - they are located in Alabama, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nebraska, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Lyon ...

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

  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Lyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<6>
  • Marks [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
    • Marks [Quitman County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Lyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<6>
  • Lambert [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
    • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Lyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
  • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
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    • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Lyon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
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      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<6>
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<6>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Lyon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<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 Lyon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lyon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lyon ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Coahoma County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lyon. 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 Coahoma, 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 Lyon.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lyon - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Lyon). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lyon or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Lyon) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lyon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lyon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lyon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2190, Longitude: -90.5400    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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