Amory is a city in Monroe County, Mississippi, United States. The population is 6,956 as of the 2000 census. Amory was the first planned city in Mississippi. The Kansas City, Memphis & Birmingham Railroad needed a mid-point between Memphis, Tennessee and Birmingham, Alabama for their locomotives, and they laid out the new town of Amory in 1887. People from nearby Cotton Gin Port on the Tombigbee River abandoned their town and moved to Amory. Amory is located at 33593N 882917W / 33.98417N 88.48806W / 33.98417; -88.48806. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (21km2), of which, 7.5 square miles (19km2) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3km2) of it (6.37%) is water.