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Welcome to Rome ...

Rome is located in Sunflower County<1>.

When the people of Rome refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Roman<2>

Rome is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Rome: (662)

The ZIP code for Rome: 38768<4>

Communities Also Named Rome ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Rome: This one is located in Sunflower County and the other is located in Winston County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 35 communities that are also named Rome - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (8), Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Rome ...

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

  • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
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    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Rome
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
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    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Rome
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<6>
  • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Rome
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<6>
  • Shelby [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
    • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Rome
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<6>
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    • Drew [Sunflower County]
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      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<6>
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
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      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the west of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<6>
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
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      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
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      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
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      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Rome
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rome ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Sunflower County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rome. 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 Sunflower, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Rome refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Rome may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rome - 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 community (such as Rome). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rome 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Rome) 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 Rome. 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 Rome

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rome. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9627, Longitude: -90.4794    
<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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