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Welcome to Sharon ...

Sharon is located in Madison County<1>.

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

Sharon is 350 feet [107 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Sharon: (601) & (769)<4>

Adding Sharon 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 Sharon 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 Sharon 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 Sharon on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sharon ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 55 communities that are also named Sharon - they are located in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa (3), Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina (5), North Dakota, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee (2), Texas (2), Vermont, Virginia, Washington (2), West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sharon ...

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

  • Madison [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
    • Madison [Madison County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
  • Ridgeland [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
    • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<6>
  • Canton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Madison County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<6>
  • Pickens [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Sharon
    • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southwest of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Sharon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the southeast of Sharon
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the east of Sharon
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<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 Sharon. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sharon.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sharon ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sharon. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Madison County: www.madison-co.com/

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 Madison, 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 Sharon 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 Sharon may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sharon - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sharon) 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 Sharon. 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 Sharon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sharon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6584, Longitude: -89.9362    
<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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