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Sharon, Mississippi

Sharon, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
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

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

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