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Welcome to Rolling Fork ...

The city of Rolling Fork is located in Sharkey County<1> and is the County Seat for Sharkey County.

A typical abbreviation for Rolling Fork: Rolling Frk.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rolling Fork has a population of 1,929 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Rolling Fork is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Rolling Fork is within the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Rolling Fork: 39159<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rolling Fork had an population of 1,929 people. This is a decrease of 9.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 22.41% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rolling Fork had a population of 2,143 people (or 43.59% of the total population of Sharkey County). This makes Rolling Fork the county's most populous community.

The population of Rolling Fork represents 0.07% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 100th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,143 people, the population of Rolling Fork decreased 13.8% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,486 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rolling Fork.

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

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

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

Communities near Rolling Fork ...

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

  • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Rolling Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<6>
  • Hollandale [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
    • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Rolling Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<6>
  • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Rolling Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<6>
  • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Rolling Fork
    • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
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      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Rolling Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
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      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Rolling Fork
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nitta Yuma
      • Nitta Yuma [Sharkey County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Rolling Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nitta Yuma
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Rolling Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Rolling Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
    • Panther Burn [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Burn
      • Panther Burn [Sharkey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Rolling Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther Burn

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rolling Fork ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Sharkey County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rolling Fork. 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 Sharkey, 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 Rolling Fork.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rolling Fork - 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 Rolling Fork). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rolling Fork 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Rolling Fork) 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 Rolling Fork. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rolling Fork

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rolling Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9057, Longitude: -90.8785    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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