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Welcome to Walnut ...

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



While we don't have a date for the founding of Walnut, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1876.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Walnut has a population of 748 people<2> (see below for details).

Walnut is 470 feet [143 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Walnut is located in the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for Walnut: 38683<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Walnut had an population of 748 people. This is a decrease of 2.98% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.8% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Walnut had a population of 771 people. This makes Walnut the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Walnut represents 0.03% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 176th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 771 people, the population of Walnut increased 2.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 754 people).

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

Communities Also Named Walnut ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 25 communities that are also named Walnut - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and West Virginia (2).

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

Communities near Walnut ...

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

  • Ripley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
  • Middleton
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Ashland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
    • Ashland is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 514 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland <5>
  • Falkner
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Ramer
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramer have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramer
    • Ramer is located in McNairy County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 293 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramer <5>
  • Grand Junction
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
    • Grand Junction is located in Fayette County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction <5>
  • Hornsby
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornsby have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornsby
    • Hornsby is located in Hardeman County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
  • Kossuth
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
  • Hickory Valley
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Valley
    • Hickory Valley is located in Hardeman County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 92 people
  • Saulsbury
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsbury
    • Saulsbury is located in Hardeman County (TN)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 90 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Walnut ...

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

Adding Walnut to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Walnut was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Walnut post office opened in 1876.

We also found Walnut in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Walnut.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Walnut. 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 Tippah, 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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Walnut - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Walnut or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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