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Welcome to Okolona ...

The city of Okolona is located in Chickasaw County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Okolona has a population of 2,591 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Okolona is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Okolona is located in the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Okolona: 38860<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Okolona had an population of 2,591 people. This is a decrease of 3.75% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.22% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Okolona had a population of 2,692 people (which is 15.48% of the total population of Chickasaw County). This makes Okolona the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Okolona represents 0.09% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,692 people, the population of Okolona decreased 11.91% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,056 people).

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

Adding Okolona 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 Okolona 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 Okolona 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 Okolona on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Okolona ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Okolona - they are located in Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee (2).

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

Communities near Okolona ...

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

  • Tupelo [Lee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
    • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Okolona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<6>
  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Okolona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<6>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
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    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Okolona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<6>
  • Houston [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Okolona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,427 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Verona [Lee County]
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      • Verona [Lee County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<6>
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
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      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<6>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,763 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<6>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<6>
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<6>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Okolona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Okolona. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Okolona.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Okolona ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Okolona. 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 Chickasaw, 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 Okolona.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Okolona - 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 city (such as Okolona). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Okolona or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Okolona) 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 Okolona. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Okolona

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Okolona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0049, Longitude: -88.7530    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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