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Welcome to Polkville ...

The village of Polkville is located in Smith County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Polkville has a population of 821 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Polkville is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Polkville: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Polkville had an population of 821 people. This is a decrease of 1.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 521.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Polkville had a population of 833 people (or 5.05% of the total population of Smith County). This makes Polkville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Polkville represents 0.03% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 174th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 833 people, the population of Polkville increased 531.06% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 132 people).

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

Adding Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville 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 Polkville on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Polkville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Polkville - they are located in Alabama, Kentucky, New Jersey, New York (3), North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Polkville ...

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

  • Brandon [Rankin County]
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    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Polkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<7>
  • Forest [Scott County]
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    • Forest [Scott County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Polkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest 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 Forest<7>
  • Morton [Scott County]
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    • Morton [Scott County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Polkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<7>
  • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
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    • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall 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 Mendenhall<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Raleigh [Smith County]
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      • Raleigh [Smith County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raleigh 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 Raleigh<7>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
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      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie 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 Pelahatchie<7>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
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      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Puckett [Rankin County]
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      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
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      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Polkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • Hunter Town [Scott County]
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      • Hunter Town [Scott County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Polkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter 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 Polkville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Polkville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Polkville ...

Looking for more information about Polkville? 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 Polkville, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Polkville.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Polkville. 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 Smith, 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 Polkville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Polkville - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Polkville) 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 Polkville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Polkville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Polkville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1902, Longitude: -89.6922       In this case, the coordinates for Polkville 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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