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Welcome to West Point ...

The city of West Point is located in Clay County<1> and is the County Seat for Clay County.

A typical abbreviation for West Point: W. Point

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, West Point has a population of 10,404 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of West Point.

West Point is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for West Point: (662)

The ZIP code for West Point: 39773<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 10,404 people. This is a decrease of 7.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 11,307 people (which is 54.8% of the total population of Clay County). This makes West Point the county's most populous community.

The population of West Point represents 0.38% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 38th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 11,307 people, the population of West Point decreased 6.9% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 12,145 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for West Point.

Adding West Point 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 West Point 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 West Point 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 West Point on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 34 communities that are also named West Point - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), California, Georgia (2), Illinois (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Prince Edward Island, South Dakota, Texas (2), Utah and Virginia.

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

Communities near West Point ...

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

  • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
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    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<7>
  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
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    • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<7>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
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    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
  • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of West Point
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
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      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Point
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Abbott [Clay County]
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      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Cedar Bluff [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Bluff
      • Cedar Bluff [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Bluff
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of West Point
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton Village
      • Clayton Village [Oktibbeha County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of West Point
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton Village have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton Village

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Point ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Point. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for West Point.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Point - 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 city (such as West Point). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether West Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Point) 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 West Point. 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 West Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6071, Longitude: -88.6488    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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