Sharon, Madison County, Mississippi

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 located within the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Sharon, Mississippi
Sharon is located in Mississippi
Sharon
Sharon
Sharon is located in the United States
Sharon
Sharon
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
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyMadison
Elevation
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39163
Area code(s)601
GNIS feature ID677616[1]

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

HistoryEdit

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 residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Sharon, Madison County, 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.