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Welcome to Starkville ...

The city of Starkville is located in Oktibbeha County<1> and is the County Seat for Oktibbeha County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Starkville has a population of 25,653 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Starkville is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Starkville is located in the (662) area code.

Websites for Starkville ...

Official Website:   www.cityofstarkville.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.starkville.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Starkville had an population of 25,653 people. This is an increase of 7.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 17.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Starkville had a population of 23,888 people (or 50.11% of the total population of Oktibbeha County). This makes Starkville the county's most populous community.

The population of Starkville represents 0.81% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 15th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,888 people, the population of Starkville increased 9.23% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 21,869 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Starkville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Starkville - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, New York, Ontario and Pennsylvania.

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

Communities near Starkville ...

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

  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Starkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<6>
  • Maben [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maben
    • Maben [Oktibbeha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Starkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 840 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maben have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maben
  • Mathiston [Choctaw County]
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    • Mathiston [Choctaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Starkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 664 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathiston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathiston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathiston<6>
  • Crawford [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crawford
    • Crawford [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Starkville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 650 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crawford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crawford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crawford<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Starkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sturgis
      • Sturgis [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Starkville
      • Estimated population in 2019: 263 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sturgis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sturgis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sturgis<6>
    • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
      • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the east of Starkville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Village
    • Adaton [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adaton
      • Adaton [Oktibbeha County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Starkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adaton
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Starkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Bradley [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Oktibbeha County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Starkville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Starkville. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Starkville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Starkville ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Oktibbeha County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Starkville: www.cityofstarkville.org/

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 Oktibbeha, 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 Starkville.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Starkville - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Starkville) 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 Starkville. 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 Starkville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starkville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4611, Longitude: -88.8298       In this case, the coordinates for Starkville 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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