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Welcome to Walnut Grove ...

The town of Walnut Grove is located in Leake County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Walnut Grove: Walnut Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Walnut Grove has a population of 1,656 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Walnut Grove is 360 feet [110 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Walnut Grove: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Walnut Grove: 39189<5>

Websites for Walnut Grove ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.leakems.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Walnut Grove, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walnut Grove had an population of 1,656 people. This is a decrease of 13.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 239.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut Grove had a population of 1,911 people (or 8.03% of the total population of Leake County). This makes Walnut Grove the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Walnut Grove represents 0.06% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 113rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,911 people, the population of Walnut Grove increased 291.6% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 488 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Walnut Grove.

Communities Also Named Walnut Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Walnut Grove: This one is located in Leake County and the other is located in Coahoma County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 69 communities that are also named Walnut Grove - they are located in Alabama (3), Arizona, Arkansas (9), British Columbia, California, Colorado, Georgia (2), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (4), Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (15), Texas (4), Utah, Virginia (6), Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Walnut Grove ...

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

  • Forest (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Walnut Grove and is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,483 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<8>
  • Carthage (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Walnut Grove and is located in Leake County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,725 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<8>
  • Lake (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
    • Lake lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Walnut Grove and is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<8>
  • Sebastopol (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
    • Sebastopol lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Walnut Grove and is located in Scott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<8>
  • Lena (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
    • Lena lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Walnut Grove and is located in Leake County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 134 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<8>
  • Tuscola (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
    • Tuscola lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Walnut Grove and is located in Leake County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
  • Standing Pine (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
    • Standing Pine lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Walnut Grove and is located in Leake County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
  • Cash (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cash
    • Cash lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Walnut Grove and is located in Scott County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cash have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cash
  • Harperville (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harperville
    • Harperville lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the south of Walnut Grove and is located in Scott County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harperville
  • Dowdville (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
    • Dowdville lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Walnut Grove and is located in Neshoba County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut Grove ...

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

Adding Walnut Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Walnut Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Walnut Grove on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Walnut Grove

The Communities of Mississippi

About Leake County

About Mississippi

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walnut Grove. 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 Leake, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Walnut Grove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walnut Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Walnut Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walnut Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Walnut Grove) 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 Walnut Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Walnut GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Walnut Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5967, Longitude: -89.4593    
<7>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.
<8>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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