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Welcome to Shannon ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shannon has a population of 1,763 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Shannon.
Shannon is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Shannon lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Shannon is located in the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shannon had an population of 1,763 people. This is an increase of 0.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.4% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shannon had a population of 1,753 people. This makes Shannon the county's 7th most populous community.
The population of Shannon represents 0.06% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,753 people, the population of Shannon increased 5.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,657 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Shannon.
Adding Shannon 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 Shannon 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 Shannon 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 Shannon on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Shannon ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Shannon - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, California, Georgia (2), Illinois, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Nevada, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Ohio (3), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, South Carolina (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia (2).
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shannon.
Communities near Shannon ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shannon.
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 Shannon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shannon.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shannon. 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 Shannon.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shannon. See our Newspapers Page for Shannon.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shannon ...
Looking for more information about Shannon? 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 Shannon, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shannon.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shannon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
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This page was last modified: 02 Mar 2021