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Welcome to Sunflower ...

The town of Sunflower is located in Sunflower County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sunflower has a population of 978 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Sunflower is 110 feet [34 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Sunflower: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sunflower had an population of 978 people. This is a decrease of 15.62% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 40.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sunflower had a population of 1,159 people. This makes Sunflower the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Sunflower represents 0.04% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 147th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,159 people, the population of Sunflower increased 66.52% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 696 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sunflower ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 13 communities that are also named Sunflower - they are located in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas (3), Nebraska, Pennsylvania, Utah, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sunflower ...

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

  • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
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    • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Sunflower
    • 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>
  • Indianola [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
    • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Sunflower
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<6>
  • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Sunflower
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<6>
  • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Sunflower
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
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      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Sunflower
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<6>
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
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      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Sunflower
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Sunflower
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<6>
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
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      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Sunflower
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
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      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Sunflower
      • 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
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Sunflower
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sunflower ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Sunflower County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Sunflower, 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 Sunflower.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunflower - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Sunflower) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunflower. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunflower

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunflower. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5468, Longitude: -90.5382       In this case, the coordinates for Sunflower 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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