A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Welcome to Shaw ...
The location of Shaw has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Shaw has a population of 1,685 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Shaw.
Shaw is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Shaw lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The area code for Shaw: (662)
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shaw had an population of 1,685 people. This is a decrease of 13.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 27.12% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Shaw had a population of 1,952 people (which is 5.72% of the total population of Bolivar County). This makes Shaw the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Shaw represents 0.07% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 108th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,952 people, the population of Shaw decreased 15.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,312 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Shaw.
Adding Shaw 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 Shaw 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 Shaw 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 Shaw on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Shaw ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Shaw - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Illinois (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shaw.
Communities near Shaw ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shaw.
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 Shaw. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shaw.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shaw. 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 Shaw.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shaw. See our Newspapers Page for Shaw.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shaw ...
Looking for more information about Shaw? 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 Shaw, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shaw.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shaw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.ms.us/
The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/
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This page was last modified: 25 Feb 2021