Sharon, Madison County, Mississippi

Coordinates: 32°39′30″N 89°56′10″W / 32.65833°N 89.93611°W / 32.65833; -89.93611
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Sharon, Mississippi
Sharon is located in Mississippi
Sharon is located in the United States
Coordinates: 32°39′30″N 89°56′10″W / 32.65833°N 89.93611°W / 32.65833; -89.93611
CountryUnited States
354 ft (108 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code601
GNIS feature ID677616[1]

Sharon is an unincorporated community located on Mississippi Highway 43 in Madison County, Mississippi, United States. 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.

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


Between 1837 and 1873, Sharon was home to an early female seminary called Sharon Female College.[2] The community was named for the college.[3] Sharon was also home to Madison College,[4] founded in 1845.[5]

In 1900, Sharon was home to three churches and had a population of 173.[3]

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  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 July 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b Rowland, Dunbar (1907). Mississippi: Comprising Sketches of Counties, Towns, Events, Institutions, and Persons, Arranged in Cyclopedic Form (PDF). Vol. 2. Southern Historical Publishing Association. p. 658.
  4. ^ James B. Lloyd (October 1, 1981). Lives of Mississippi authors, 1817-1967. University Press of Mississippi. p. 244. ISBN 978-0-87805-139-7. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  5. ^ American Bibliographical Center (1968). America, history and life. Clio Press. p. 56. Retrieved July 28, 2012.
  6. ^ Rowland, Dunbar (1917). The Official and Statistical Register of the State of Mississippi. Department of Archives and History.
  7. ^ Robert S. McElvaine; Federal Writers Project of the Works Progress Administration (July 30, 2009). Mississippi: The WPA Guide to the Magnolia State. Univ. Press of Mississippi. p. 219. ISBN 978-1-60473-292-4. Retrieved July 28, 2012.