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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 10,408 people<2> (see below for details).

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

West Point lies within the (662) area code.

The ZIP code for West Point: 39773<4>

While we don't have a date for the founding of West Point, you might get a feel for its origin by knowing that their post office opened  in 1846.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, West Point had an population of 10,408 people. This is a decrease of 7.95% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, West Point had a population of 11,307 people (or 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 (which had a count of 12,145 people).

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

Communities Also Named West Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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
  • Columbus
  • Aberdeen
  • Caledonia
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    • Caledonia lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of West Point.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,048 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<6>
  • Artesia
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
    • Artesia lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of West Point.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
  • Mhoons Valley
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mhoons Valley
    • Mhoons Valley lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of West Point.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mhoons Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mhoons Valley
  • Siloam
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    • Siloam lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of West Point.
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Siloam have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Siloam
  • Abbott
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
    • Abbott lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of West Point.
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  • Muldon
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muldon
    • Muldon lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of West Point.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muldon
  • Vinton
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
    • Vinton lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of West Point.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton

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.

Adding West Point to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for West Point was the List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8> From that list, the West Point post office opened in 1846.

We also found West Point in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Point.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Point) 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 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 PointOur 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:




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