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Welcome to Houston ...

The city of Houston is located in Chickasaw County<1> and is the County Seat for Chickasaw County.

When the people of Houston refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Houstonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Houston has a population of 3,427 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Houston is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Houston lies within the (662) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Houston had an population of 3,427 people. This is a decrease of 5.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Houston had a population of 3,623 people (which is 20.83% of the total population of Chickasaw County). This makes Houston the county's most populous community.

The population of Houston represents 0.12% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 74th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,623 people, the population of Houston decreased 11.18% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,079 people).

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

Adding Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Houston ...

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

Beyond Mississippi, there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Houston ...

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

  • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,591 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<6>
  • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<6>
  • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,279 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<6>
  • Derma [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
    • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Houston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 974 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<6>
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 607 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Houlka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Houlka<6>
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 192 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Houston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 129 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Houston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Houston. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Houston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Chickasaw County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston. 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 Chickasaw, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Houston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Houston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Houston.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Houston) 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 Houston. 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 Houston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8967, Longitude: -89.0001    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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