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Welcome to Pickens ...

The town of Pickens is located in Holmes County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Pickens has a population of 995 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Pickens is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Pickens lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Pickens had an population of 995 people. This is a decrease of 14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 24.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Pickens had a population of 1,157 people (which is 6.03% of the total population of Holmes County). This makes Pickens the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Pickens represents 0.04% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 148th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,157 people, the population of Pickens decreased 12.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,325 people).

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

Adding Pickens 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 Pickens 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 Pickens elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Pickens on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Pickens ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Pickens - they are located in Arkansas (2), Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Pickens ...

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

  • Canton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
  • Durant [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
    • Durant [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<6>
  • Lexington [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<6>
  • Goodman [Holmes County]
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    • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Pickens
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Sallis [Attala County]
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      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Pickens
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<6>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Pickens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Pickens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 Pickens. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Pickens.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pickens ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pickens. 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 Holmes, 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 Pickens.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pickens - 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- Pickens) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pickens. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pickens

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pickens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8913, Longitude: -89.9697       In this case, the coordinates for Pickens 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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