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Welcome to Monterey ...

Monterey is located in Rankin County<1>.

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

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

Monterey is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Monterey: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Monterey ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

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

Adding Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey 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 Monterey on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Monterey ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 35 communities that are also named Monterey - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio (3), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (3), Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Monterey ...

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

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
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    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Monterey
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<7>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Monterey
    • 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<7>
  • Madison [Madison County]
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    • Madison [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Monterey
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
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    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Monterey
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
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      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
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      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<7>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
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      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<7>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Monterey
      • 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<7>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
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      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the northwest of Monterey
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<7>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<6> to the southwest of Monterey
      • 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<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Monterey ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Monterey. 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>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 Monterey refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Monterey may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Monterey - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>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- Monterey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Monterey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1849, Longitude: -90.0809       In this case, the coordinates for Monterey have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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