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Welcome to Port Gibson ...

The city of Port Gibson is located in Claiborne County<1> and is the County Seat for Claiborne County.



Port Gibson was established in 1729.

A typical abbreviation for Port Gibson: Prt. Gibson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Gibson has a population of 1,310 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Gibson had an population of 1,310 people. This is a decrease of 16.4% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.8% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 1,840 people).

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

Communities Also Named Port Gibson ...

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

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

Communities near Port Gibson ...

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

  • Fayette
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette is located in Jefferson County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,432 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette <6>
  • Saint Joseph
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
  • Newellton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton is located in Tensas Parish (LA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 927 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton <6>
  • Grand Gulf
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
    • Grand Gulf is located in Claiborne County
  • Willows
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willows
    • Willows is located in Claiborne County
  • Westside
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westside have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westside
    • Westside is located in Claiborne County
  • Saint Elmo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Elmo
    • Saint Elmo is located in Claiborne County
  • Red Lick
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lick
    • Red Lick is located in Jefferson County
  • Carlisle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlisle have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
    • Carlisle is located in Claiborne County
  • Yucatan Landing
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
    • Yucatan Landing is located in Tensas Parish (LA)

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Port Gibson.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Port Gibson. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Port Gibson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Port Gibson in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Port Gibson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Port Gibson post office opened in 1803.

We also found Port Gibson in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Port Gibson.

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Claiborne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Port Gibson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Port Gibson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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