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Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Ripley is approximately 5,371 (1990), 5395 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,183 (1990), 2132 (2010).
The amount of land area in Ripley is 29.694 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.106 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ripley to Washington DC is 753 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ripley is positioned 34.72 degrees north of the equator and 88.94 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ripley Historical Events

Mid 1850's
My Great, Great Grandfather J. (James?) W. Street owned a plantation in, or near, Ripley Mississippi. He was in an artillery brigade and fought through the War Between the States. On the way home after the war, it grew dark about half a days travel from home. He and the men traveling home with him stopped by a river to camp for the night. The next morning all the men went into the river to bathe and they drowned. My Great, Great Grandmother and most of the ex-slaves moved to Texas a short while later, (I believe Taylor, Co.). Most of my family is still in Texas. My Grandmother's name was Allie Street (maiden).

My Grandmother gave me my Great, Great Grandfather's tin Type in his Confederate uniform on my 16th birthday. It was stolen from storage in 1995.
Submitted by Lee Sitts

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