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Welcome to Vicksburg ...

The city of Vicksburg is located in Warren County<1> and is the County Seat for Warren County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Vicksburg has a population of 21,653 people<3> (see below for details).

Vicksburg was established in 1826.

The community of Vicksburg is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Vicksburg: (601) & (769)<5>

Websites for Vicksburg ...

Official Website:   www.vicksburg.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.vicksburgliving.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Vicksburg had an population of 21,653 people. This is a decrease of 9.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Vicksburg had a population of 23,856 people (which is 48.91% of the total population of Warren County). This makes Vicksburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Vicksburg represents 0.8% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 16th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 23,856 people, the population of Vicksburg decreased 9.66% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,407 people).

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

Adding Vicksburg 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 Vicksburg 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 Vicksburg 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 Vicksburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Vicksburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Vicksburg - they are located in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.

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

Communities near Vicksburg ...

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

  • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Vicksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<7>
  • Edwards [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Vicksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<7>
  • Richmond [Madison Parish]
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    • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Vicksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
  • Mound [Madison Parish]
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    • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Vicksburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
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      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Vicksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<7>
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Vicksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the northwest of Vicksburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the southwest of Vicksburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the east of Vicksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<7>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the southeast of Vicksburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<7>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Vicksburg. Our list includes 91 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Vicksburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vicksburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Warren County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Vicksburg: www.vicksburg.org/

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 Warren, 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 Vicksburg.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vicksburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Vicksburg) 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 Vicksburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vicksburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vicksburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3173, Longitude: -90.8867       In this case, the coordinates for Vicksburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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