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Welcome to Vinton ...

Vinton is located in Clay County<1>.

Vinton is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Vinton is located in the (662) area code.

Adding Vinton 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 Vinton 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 Vinton 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 Vinton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Vinton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Vinton - they are located in California, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Quebec, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Vinton ...

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

  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<4>
  • West Point [Clay County]
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    • West Point [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the southwest of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<4>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
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    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the north of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<4>
  • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Vinton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
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      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Vinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs
    • Hamilton [Monroe County]
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Bent Oak [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bent Oak
      • Bent Oak [Lowndes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bent Oak
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the west of Vinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Vinton ...

Looking for more information about Vinton? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Vinton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Vinton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Clay County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vinton. 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 Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Vinton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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- Vinton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vinton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6584, Longitude: -88.5237    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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