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Welcome to Thaxton ...

The town of Thaxton is located in Pontotoc County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Thaxton has a population of 686 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Thaxton is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Thaxton is within the boundaries of the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Thaxton had an population of 686 people. This is an increase of 6.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.72% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Thaxton had a population of 643 people. This makes Thaxton the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Thaxton represents 0.02% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 192nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 643 people, the population of Thaxton increased 25.34% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 513 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Thaxton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Thaxton - they are located in Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Thaxton ...

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

  • New Albany [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
    • New Albany [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Thaxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<6>
  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Thaxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<6>
  • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Thaxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<6>
  • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
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    • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Thaxton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
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      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<6>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<6>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Thaxton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<6>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Thaxton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thaxton ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Pontotoc County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Thaxton. 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 Pontotoc, 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 Thaxton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Thaxton - 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- Thaxton) 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 Thaxton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thaxton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thaxton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3071, Longitude: -89.1745       In this case, the coordinates for Thaxton 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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