Sharon, Mississippi

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Sharon, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Sharon, Mississippi is located in Mississippi
Sharon, Mississippi
Sharon, Mississippi
Coordinates: 32°39′30″N 89°56′10″W / 32.65833°N 89.93611°W / 32.65833; -89.93611Coordinates: 32°39′30″N 89°56′10″W / 32.65833°N 89.93611°W / 32.65833; -89.93611
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Madison
Elevation 354 ft (108 m)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 39163
Area code(s) 601
GNIS feature ID 677616[1]

Sharon is an unincorporated community located on Mississippi Highway 43 in Madison County, Mississippi. Sharon is approximately 12 miles (19 km) southwest of Camden and 7 miles (11 km) northeast of Canton. Sharon is and is located within the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Although an unincorporated community, Sharon has a post office and zip code of 39163.

History[edit]

Between 1837 and 1873, Sharon was home to an early female seminary called Sharon Female College.[2] Sharon was also home to Madison College,[3] founded in 1845.[4]

Notable natives and residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sharon, Mississippi
  2. ^ I. M. E. Blandin. History of Higher Education of Women in the South. The Neale Publishing Company. pp. 195–6. ISBN 978-1-4400-4134-1. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  3. ^ James B. Lloyd (1 October 1981). Lives of Mississippi authors, 1817-1967. University Press of Mississippi. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-87805-139-7. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  4. ^ American Bibliographical Center (1968). America, history and life. Clio Press. p. 56. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Robert S. McElvaine; Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (30 July 2009). Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-60473-292-4. Retrieved 28 July 2012.