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Welcome to Shelby ...

The city of Shelby is located in Bolivar County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shelby has a population of 1,949 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shelby.

Shelby is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Shelby: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shelby had an population of 1,949 people. This is a decrease of 12.56% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 33.39% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shelby had a population of 2,229 people (which is 6.53% of the total population of Bolivar County). This makes Shelby the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Shelby represents 0.08% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 95th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,229 people, the population of Shelby decreased 23.82% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,926 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shelby.

Adding Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby 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 Shelby on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Shelby ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 23 communities that are also named Shelby - they are located in Alabama, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kentucky (2), Michigan (3), Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Shelby ...

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

  • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<6>
  • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Shelby
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<6>
  • Drew [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
    • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Shelby
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Rosedale [Bolivar County]
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      • Rosedale [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<6>
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<6>
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Shelby
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shelby ...

Looking for more information about Shelby? 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 Shelby, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shelby.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shelby. 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/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Bolivar, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shelby.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shelby - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 from Point A (ie- Shelby) 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 Shelby. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Shelby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shelby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.9508, Longitude: -90.7653       In this case, the coordinates for Shelby 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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