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The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Guntown is approximately 692 (1990), 2083 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 300 (1990), 759 (2010).
The amount of land area in Guntown is 7.22 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.029 sq kilometers.
The distance from Guntown to Washington DC is 745 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 173 miles. (as the crow flies)
Guntown is positioned 34.44 degrees north of the equator and 88.66 degrees west of the prime meridian.


Home of John Wilkes Booth - probable burial site and post-Lincoln assassination living site, prior to his death of age-related maladies.

Location of Department of Defense anti-aircraft manufacturing contractor.

Host of the annual Guntown Cotton Festival

Provider of good, inexpensive housing and land.
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Guntown Historical Events

1860 - about 1879
My Great Grandfather, Dr. George W. Tribble, went to Guntown in 1860 from Abbeville , South Carolina, with his bride, Mary Eliza Barmore. Having read parts of the diary of Samuel A. Agnew, cousin of George Tribble, we assumed that George followed his cousin to Guntown to begin his medical practice there. George joined the Confederate army as soon as the war began, serving as Assistant Surgeon. He was captured, released, and just before the war's end he returned to Guntown. He died September 15, 1879, and was buried at the old Bethany Church cemetery with three little children. His wife and five more children, including my grandfather, later went to Kentucky.

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