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Welcome to Pocahontas ...

Pocahontas is located in Hinds County<1>.

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

Pocahontas is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Pocahontas: (601) and (769)<4>

Adding Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas 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 Pocahontas on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Pocahontas ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Pocahontas - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee (2) and Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Pocahontas ...

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

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
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    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Pocahontas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Pocahontas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<6>
  • Madison [Madison County]
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    • Madison [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Pocahontas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
  • Clinton [Hinds County]
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    • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Pocahontas
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
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      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<6>
    • Canton [Madison County]
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      • Canton [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<6>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
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      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<6>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
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      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<6>
    • Flora [Madison County]
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      • Flora [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Pocahontas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pocahontas ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Hinds County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pocahontas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 Hinds, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pocahontas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>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- Pocahontas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pocahontas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4743, Longitude: -90.2862       In this case, the coordinates for Pocahontas 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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