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Welcome to Palo Alto ...

Palo Alto is located in Clay County<1>.

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

When the people of Palo Alto refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Palo Altan<3>

Palo Alto was established in 1846.

Palo Alto is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Palo Alto is located in the (662) area code.

Adding Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Palo Alto 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 Palo Alto on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Palo Alto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Palo Alto - they are located in California, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Palo Alto ...

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

  • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Palo Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<6>
  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Palo Alto
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<6>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
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    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Palo Alto
    • 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]
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    • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Palo Alto
    • 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) ...
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
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      • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Palo Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
    • Mantee [Webster County]
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      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Palo Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Palo Alto
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Palo Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Una [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Una
      • Una [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Palo Alto
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
    • Pheba [Clay County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Palo Alto ...

Looking for more information about Palo Alto? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Palo Alto, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Palo Alto.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Palo Alto. 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 Clay, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Palo Alto refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Palo Alto may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Palo Alto - 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- Palo Alto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palo Alto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6807, Longitude: -88.8001       In this case, the coordinates for Palo Alto 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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