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Pontotoc County, Mississippi


The Land of Hanging Grapes

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Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions

Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Pontotoc is approximately 5,253 (2000), 5625 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,972 (1990), 2129 (2010).
The amount of land area in Pontotoc is 24.473 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Pontotoc is 9.4 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.412 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pontotoc to Washington DC is 769 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 151 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pontotoc is positioned 34.24 degrees north of the equator and 89.00 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Pontotoc elevation is 501 feet above sea level.
Pontotoc median income is $ 28,491 (2000).
The Pontotoc median home price is $ 72,500 (2000).
Pontotoc average annual rainfall is 58 inches per year
Pontotoc average temperature is 61 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 40 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 60.9 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 80.7 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 62.5 degrees F.


in northeastern Mississippi. It is about 13 miles from Tupelo and about 97 miles from Nashville, Tennessee. Other nearby communities include Algoma, Ecru, Thaxton, Sherman, New Houlka, New Albany and Verona.
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History & History Related Items

Thomas MacMackin is known to be the founder of Pontotoc. He purchased land here after the Treaty of Pontotoc in 1832, divided it into lots and sold them. Pontotoc became an official town on 4 May 1836. Learn more about the local history on this history page
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Stafford Park
Phone: 662-489-1882
Pontotoc City Lake & Park

Gordon's of Lochinvar
This historic home near Pontotoc was built in 1836 by Robert Gordon . The home has an interesting history.
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Pontotoc Chamber

Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce
109 N. Main Street
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662-489-5042

Pontotoc Organizations

Pontotoc County Chamber of Commerce
109 N. Main Street
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662-489-5042

Pontotoc Schools

Pontotoc City School District
132 N Main St.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662-489-3336

Pontotoc County School District
County Superintendent's Office
285 Hwy. 15 Bypass S.
Pontotoc, MS 38863
Phone: 662-489-3932 Pontotoc


The population of Pontotoc was:
1990 - 4,570
2000 - 5,253

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