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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.

A typical abbreviation for Port Gibson: Prt. Gibson

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Port Gibson has a population of 1,312 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) and (769)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Port Gibson had an population of 1,312 people. This is a decrease of 16.27% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 28.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Port Gibson had a population of 1,567 people (which is 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).

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

Adding Port Gibson 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 Port Gibson 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 Port Gibson 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 Port Gibson on our Genealogy Page.

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.

Communities near Port Gibson ...

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

  • Fayette [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
    • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Port Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<7>
  • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Port Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<7>
  • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Gibson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<7>
  • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Gibson
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Port Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Port Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Port Gibson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<5> to the northeast of Port Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<7>
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<5> to the north of Port Gibson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for 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>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>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 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, 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: 31.9568, Longitude: -90.9834    
<6>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.
<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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