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Mount Zion, Mississippi
(Simpson County)

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Welcome to Mount Zion ...

Although we found mention of Mount Zion during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Mount Zion was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Mount Zion was located in Simpson County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Mount Zion to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Mount Zion - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Mount Zion, please Contact Us.


A typical abbreviation for Mount Zion: Mt. Zion

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Mount Zion might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Mount Zion would be found within the (601) & (769)<2> area codes.

Adding Mount Zion 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 Mount Zion in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Mount Zion 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 Mount Zion on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Mount Zion ...

While we believe that this Mount Zion is located in Simpson County, we know of another 3 Mississippi communities named Mount Zion. Those communities are located in the following counties: Jones, Lowndes and Tippah County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 69 communities that are also named Mount Zion - they are located in Alabama (6), Arkansas (3), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Louisiana (4), Maryland (4), Missouri (2), North Carolina (4), Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (4), Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina (3), Tennessee (9), Texas, Virginia (3), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Mount Zion and then turned west". While Mount Zion could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Mount Zion as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Mount Zion could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).






















 

 

 

 

 


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