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Welcome to Ripley ...

The city of Ripley is located in Tippah County<1> and is the County Seat for Tippah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Ripley has a population of 5,273 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Ripley.

Ripley is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Ripley lies within the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Ripley: 38663<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Ripley had an population of 5,273 people. This is a decrease of 2.26% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Ripley had a population of 5,395 people (or 24.27% of the total population of Tippah County). This makes Ripley the county's most populous community.

The population of Ripley represents 0.18% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 60th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,395 people, the population of Ripley decreased 1.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,478 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Ripley.

Adding Ripley 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 Ripley 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 Ripley elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Ripley on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Communities Also Named Ripley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 21 communities that are also named Ripley - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Ripley ...

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

  • New Albany [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Ripley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<7>
  • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
  • Walnut [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
    • Walnut [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Ripley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<7>
  • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ashland [Benton County]
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      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<7>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<7>
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<7>
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Ripley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Ripley. Our list includes 7 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Ripley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ripley ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Tippah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ripley. 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 Tippah, 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 Ripley.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Ripley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Ripley). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Ripley or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Ripley) 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 Ripley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Ripley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ripley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7297, Longitude: -88.9497    
<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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