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Welcome to Ruth ...

Ruth is located in Lincoln County<1>.

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

Ruth is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Ruth: (601) & (769)<4>

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Ruth ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Ruth - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington (2) and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Ruth ...

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

  • McComb [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
    • McComb [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<6>
  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Ruth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
  • Magnolia [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<6>
  • Summit [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
    • Summit [Pike County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
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      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruth
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ruth
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    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Ruth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Ruth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Ruth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Ruth
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ruth ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ruth. 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 Lincoln, 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 Ruth - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ruth) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ruth. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3816, Longitude: -90.3165       In this case, the coordinates for Ruth have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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