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Welcome to Porterville ...

Porterville is located in Kemper County<1>.

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

Porterville is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Porterville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Porterville - they are located in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Oregon, Texas and Utah.

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

Communities near Porterville ...

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

  • Livingston [Sumter County]
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    • Livingston [Sumter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Porterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,135 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<5>
  • York [Sumter County]
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    • York [Sumter County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Porterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,218 people
    • Former names for York:
    • New York Station
    • York Station
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<5>
  • De Kalb [Kemper County]
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    • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Porterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<5>
  • Scooba [Kemper County]
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    • Scooba [Kemper County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of Porterville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scooba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scooba
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scooba<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cuba [Sumter County]
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      • Cuba [Sumter County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the south of Porterville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
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    • Geiger [Sumter County]
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      • Geiger [Sumter County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Porterville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 142 people
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    • Emelle [Sumter County]
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      • Emelle [Sumter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Porterville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 46 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emelle
    • Electric Mills [Kemper County]
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      • Electric Mills [Kemper County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the north of Porterville
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    • Sledge [Sumter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Sumter County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Porterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sledge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Boyd [Sumter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyd
      • Boyd [Sumter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Porterville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyd

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Porterville ...

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

Adding Porterville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Porterville was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Porterville on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Porterville on our Genealogy Page.

Mentions & References for Porterville

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Porterville. 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 Kemper, 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 Porterville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Porterville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Porterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6879, Longitude: -88.4723       In this case, the coordinates for Porterville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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