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Welcome to Terry ...

The town of Terry is located in Hinds County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Terry, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1858.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Terry has a population of 1,207 people<3> (see below for details).

Terry is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Terry: (601) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Terry had an population of 1,207 people. This is an increase of 13.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 81.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Terry had a population of 1,063 people. This makes Terry the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Terry represents 0.04% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,063 people, the population of Terry increased 60.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 664 people).

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

Communities Also Named Terry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 17 communities that are also named Terry - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri (2), Montana (2), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Terry ...

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

  • Jackson
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Pearl
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
    • Pearl is located in Rankin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl <6>
  • Clinton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
    • Clinton is located in Hinds County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton <6>
  • Byram
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Flowood
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
    • Flowood is located in Rankin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood <6>
  • Richland
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Crystal Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Florence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
    • Florence is located in Rankin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence <6>
  • Hazlehurst
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Raymond
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
    • Raymond is located in Hinds County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond <6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Terry ...

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

Adding Terry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Terry in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Terry was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Terry post office opened in 1858.

We also found Terry in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Terry.

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

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.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 Hinds, 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 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 Terry.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Terry - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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