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Welcome to Riggins ...

Riggins is located in Monroe County<1>.

Riggins is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Riggins: (662)

Adding Riggins 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 Riggins in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Riggins 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 Riggins on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Riggins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Riggins - they are located in Idaho, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Riggins ...

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

  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Riggins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<5>
  • Hamilton [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamilton
    • Hamilton [Marion County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,606 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamilton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamilton<5>
  • Fulton [Itawamba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
    • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Riggins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<5>
  • Sulligent [Lamar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulligent
    • Sulligent [Lamar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggins
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,834 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulligent have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulligent
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulligent<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
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      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the west of Riggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 737 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<5>
    • Tremont [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tremont
      • Tremont [Itawamba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the north of Riggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tremont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tremont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tremont<5>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of Riggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Weston [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weston
      • Weston [Marion County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the northeast of Riggins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weston have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weston
    • Detroit [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Detroit
      • Detroit [Lamar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the east of Riggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Detroit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Detroit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Detroit<5>
    • Beaverton [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverton
      • Beaverton [Lamar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Riggins
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaverton<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riggins ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

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 Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Riggins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Riggins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Riggins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Riggins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riggins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0505, Longitude: -88.2530    
<4>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.
<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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