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Welcome to Myrtle ...

The town of Myrtle is located in Union County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Myrtle, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1881.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Myrtle has a population of 500 people<2> (see below for details).

Myrtle is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Myrtle: (662)

The ZIP code for Myrtle: 38650<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Myrtle had an population of 500 people. This is an increase of 2.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Myrtle had a population of 490 people. This makes Myrtle the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Myrtle represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 490 people, the population of Myrtle increased 20.39% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 407 people).

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

Communities Also Named Myrtle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 28 communities that are also named Myrtle - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Virginia and West Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Myrtle ...

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

  • New Albany
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Ripley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Ecru
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
    • Ecru is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru <5>
  • Blue Mountain
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
  • Thaxton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
    • Thaxton is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton <5>
  • Hickory Flat
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat <5>
  • Ashland
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland <5>
  • Dumas
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
  • Potts Camp
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
    • Potts Camp is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp <5>
  • Snow Lake Shores
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
    • Snow Lake Shores is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Myrtle ...

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

Adding Myrtle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Myrtle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Myrtle was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Myrtle post office opened in 1881.

We also found Myrtle in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Myrtle.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Myrtle. 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 Union, 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 Myrtle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Myrtle - 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 Myrtle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Myrtle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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