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Welcome to Sykes ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sykes. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sykes to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sykes, please Contact Us.


Sykes would have been located within present day Monroe County<2>.

The location of Sykes has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sykes is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Sykes was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Sykes still existed, it would have been in the (662) area code.

Adding Sykes 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 Sykes in the GNIS. For more information, see the Referenced GNIS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sykes 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 Sykes on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sykes ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 6 communities that are also named Sykes - they are located in California, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Sykes ...

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

  • West Point [Clay County]
  • Amory [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
    • Amory [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Sykes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,794 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amory<6>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Sykes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<6>
  • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Sykes
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Sykes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Sykes
      • Estimated population in 2019: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Sykes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Sykes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northwest of Sykes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Sykes
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Monroe County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Monroe County: www.monroecountyms.org

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sykes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Monroe, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sykes - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sykes) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sykes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.7732, Longitude: -88.6109       In this case, the coordinates for Sykes 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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