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Welcome to Ophelia ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ophelia. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Ophelia to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Ophelia, please Contact Us.


Ophelia would have been located within present day Rankin County<2>.

The location of Ophelia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ophelia is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Ophelia was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Ophelia still existed, it would have been in the (601) and (769)<5> area codes.

Websites for Ophelia ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

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

Communities Also Named Ophelia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Ophelia: This one is located in Rankin County and the other is located in Marion County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 3 communities that are also named Ophelia - they are located in Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ophelia ...

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

  • Madison [Madison County]
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    • Madison [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Ophelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<7>
  • Canton [Madison County]
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    • Canton [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Ophelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<7>
  • Morton [Scott County]
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    • Morton [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Ophelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<7>
  • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
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    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Ophelia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lena [Leake County]
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      • Lena [Leake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Ophelia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<7>
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
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      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Ophelia
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    • Madisonville [Madison County]
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      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Ophelia
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    • Sharon [Madison County]
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      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Ophelia
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    • Branch [Scott County]
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      • Branch [Scott County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Ophelia
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    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Ophelia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town

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

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

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

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About Rankin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Ophelia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ophelia - 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 '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- Ophelia) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ophelia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5590, Longitude: -89.8167       In this case, the coordinates for Ophelia 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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