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Welcome to University ...

University is located in Lafayette County<1>.

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

University is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

University lies within the (662) area code.

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

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

Communities Also Named University ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named University - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida (2), Idaho, Illinois (2), Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina, Utah and Washington.

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

Communities near University ...

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

  • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of University
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,255 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<5>
  • Taylor [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of University
    • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
  • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the north of University
    • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<5>
  • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of University
    • 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the west of University
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the east of University
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of University
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
    • Laws Hill [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laws Hill
      • Laws Hill [Marshall County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of University
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laws Hill
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of University
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Chulahoma [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chulahoma
      • Chulahoma [Marshall County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the north of University
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chulahoma

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for University ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lafayette County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for University. 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 Lafayette, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around University - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- University) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in University. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3659, Longitude: -89.5254       In this case, the coordinates for University have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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