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Welcome to Whites ...

Whites is located in Clay County<1>.

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

Whites is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Whites: (662)

Adding Whites 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 Whites 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 Whites 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 Whites on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Whites ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Whites: This one is located in Clay County and the other is located in Rankin County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 21 communities that are also named Whites - they are located in Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan (2), Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia (3) and Washington.

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

Communities near Whites ...

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

  • Starkville [Oktibbeha County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starkville
    • Starkville [Oktibbeha County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southwest of Whites
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,653 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starkville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Starkville<5>
  • Columbus [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus
    • Columbus [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Whites
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,573 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus<5>
  • West Point [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Point
    • West Point [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Whites
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,404 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Point<5>
  • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the north of Whites
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,205 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Caledonia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caledonia
      • Caledonia [Lowndes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Whites
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caledonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Caledonia<5>
    • Artesia [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Artesia
      • Artesia [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Whites
      • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Artesia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Artesia
    • Vinton [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the east of Whites
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Abbott [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbott
      • Abbott [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Whites
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbott
    • Griffith [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffith
      • Griffith [Clay County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the west of Whites
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kolola Springs
      • Kolola Springs [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Whites
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kolola Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whites ...

Looking for more information about Whites? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Whites, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Whites.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whites. 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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whites - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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- Whites) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whites. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6604, Longitude: -88.6209       In this case, the coordinates for Whites have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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