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Welcome to Water Valley ...

The city of Water Valley is located in Yalobusha County<1> and is the County Seat for Yalobusha County.

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

A typical abbreviation for Water Valley: Water Vly. (or less commonly used: Water Vally. or Water Vlly.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Water Valley has a population of 3,255 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Water Valley.

Water Valley is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Water Valley lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Water Valley had an population of 3,255 people. This is a decrease of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 11.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Water Valley had a population of 3,392 people (or 26.76% of the total population of Yalobusha County). This makes Water Valley the county's most populous community.

The population of Water Valley represents 0.11% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 77th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,392 people, the population of Water Valley decreased 7.75% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,677 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Water Valley.

Adding Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley 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 Water Valley on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Water Valley ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Water Valley - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Tennessee (3) and Texas.

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

Communities near Water Valley ...

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

  • Oxford [Lafayette County]
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    • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Water Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 28,122 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<6>
  • Batesville [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
    • Batesville [Panola County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Water Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<6>
  • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Water Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<6>
  • Courtland [Panola County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
    • Courtland [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Water Valley
    • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
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      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Water Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<6>
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of Water Valley
      • 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<6>
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Water Valley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Water Valley
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
    • Alesville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alesville
      • Alesville [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the north of Water Valley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alesville
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Water Valley
      • 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

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Water Valley. Our list includes 10 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Water Valley.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Water Valley ...

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Water Valley. 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 Yalobusha, 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 Water Valley.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Water Valley - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Water Valley) 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 Water Valley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Water Valley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Water Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1621, Longitude: -89.6301       In this case, the coordinates for Water Valley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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