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Welcome to Myrtle ...

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

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Myrtle has a population of 500 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Myrtle is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Myrtle: (662)

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 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 have 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)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Myrtle and is located in Union County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,771 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<6>
  • Ripley (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Myrtle and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<6>
  • Ecru (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
    • Ecru lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Myrtle and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<6>
  • Blue Mountain (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Myrtle and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Thaxton (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
    • Thaxton lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Myrtle and is located in Pontotoc County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<6>
  • Hickory Flat (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northwest of Myrtle and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<6>
  • Ashland (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Myrtle and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<6>
  • Dumas (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Myrtle and is located in Tippah County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
  • Potts Camp (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
    • Potts Camp lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Myrtle and is located in Marshall County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<6>
  • Snow Lake Shores (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
    • Snow Lake Shores lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Myrtle and is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 291 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores

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.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Myrtle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Myrtle on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Myrtle on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Myrtle

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Union County

About Mississippi

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>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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Myrtle.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Myrtle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Myrtle) 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 Myrtle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MyrtleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Myrtle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5600, Longitude: -89.1180       In this case, the coordinates for Myrtle 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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