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Welcome to Memphis ...

The village of Memphis is located in DeSoto County<1>.

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

When the people of Memphis refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Memphian<3>

We don't have a date for the establishment of Memphis. The community was merged into Walls. More information can be found in the Details section on the Genealogy Helper Page for Memphis..

Memphis is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Memphis is within the (662) area code.

Communities Also Named Memphis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Memphis - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida, Indiana, Michigan (2), Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

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

Communities near Memphis ...

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

  • Memphis [Shelby County]
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    • Memphis [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 651,073 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Memphis<6>
  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
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    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<6>
  • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
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    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<6>
  • West Memphis [Crittenden County]
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    • West Memphis [Crittenden County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Memphis
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,402 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Memphis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Memphis<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hernando [DeSoto County]
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      • Hernando [DeSoto County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hernando have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hernando<6>
    • Coldwater [Tate County]
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      • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<6>
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
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      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
      • Former name for Walls:
      • Alpika
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<6>
    • Hunt Village [Shelby County]
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      • Hunt Village [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2014: 1,234 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunt Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunt Village
    • Hughes [Saint Francis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Saint Francis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughes<6>
    • Tunica [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [Tunica County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Memphis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<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 Memphis. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Memphis.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Memphis ...

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

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About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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 DeSoto, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Memphis refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a village's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Memphis may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Memphis - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Memphis) 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 Memphis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Memphis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Memphis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9000, Longitude: -90.2000       In this case, the coordinates for Memphis 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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