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Welcome to Port Gibson ...

The city of Port Gibson is located in Claiborne County and is the County Seat for Claiborne County.

The location of Port Gibson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Port Gibson: Prt. Gibson

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Port Gibson has a population of 1,365 people<2> (see below for details).

Port Gibson was established in 1729.

The community of Port Gibson is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Port Gibson: (601) & (769)<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Gibson had a population of 1,567 people (or 16.32% of the total population of Claiborne County). This makes Port Gibson the county's most populous community.

The population of Port Gibson represents 0.05% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 130th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,567 people, the population of Port Gibson decreased 14.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,840 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Port Gibson had an population of 1,365 people. This is a decrease of 12.89% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Port Gibson.

Communities near Port Gibson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Port Gibson and not the distance as if you drove.<5>.

Community   2017
Population
DirDistance
Delta (LA)   [Map]   263   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Newellton (LA)   [Map]   1,039   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Saint Joseph (LA)   [Map]   1,032   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Waterproof (LA)   [Map]   590   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Yucatan Landing (LA)   [Map]   ---   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fayette   [Map]   1,499   S   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Port Gibson.

Communities Also Named Port Gibson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Port Gibson - it's located in New York.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Port Gibson. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Port Gibson. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Gibson. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Port Gibson:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Port Gibson ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Claiborne County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Gibson.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Gibson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Port Gibson) 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 Port Gibson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port Gibson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Gibson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9557, Longitude: -90.9834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Port Gibson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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