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Forrest County, Mississippi

39401, 39402

"The Hub City"

Page Contents for Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Hattiesburg is approximately 44,080 (1996), 45989 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 17,675 (1990), 18501 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hattiesburg is 65.841 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.501 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hattiesburg to Washington DC is 887 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hattiesburg is positioned 31.31 degrees north of the equator and 89.30 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Hattiesburg average annual rainfall is 60 inches per year
The average low temperature is (winter) 18 (summer) 66 degrees F.
The average high temperature is (winter) 73 (summer) 94 degrees F.


in southeast Mississippi, 60 miles from the Gulf coast. It is less than 100 miles from the state capital. Here is a map page for Hattiesburg.
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temperate. There is an annual average humidity of 74 percent. Summers are warm and winters aren't too cold.
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History & History Related Items

Captain William H. Hardy, a local lumberman and civil engineer is credited with the founding of Hattiesburg in 1882. The area was prosperous and grew with many new settlers, mainly the Scotch, Irish and English. The city was incorporated as a town in 1884 and called Twin Forks. Next it was known as Gordonville. The third name came from the founder, Captain Hardy, who named it after is wife, Hattie.

A history page for Hattiesburg.

Take this historic tour of Hattiesburg through its first 50 years with photos and information.
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Learn more about Hattiesburg from the Area Development Partnership (ADP)

The Hattiesburg Zoo at Kamper Park.
107 S 17th Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-6128
Phone: 601-545-4576

Do the Zoo! from Hattiesburg ADP with pictures and information.

Learn about nearby Camp Shelby

Hattiesburg is known as the Hub City because of its location at the juncture of Interstate 59 and U.S. Highways 49, 98 and 11.
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Hattiesburg City Government

City of Hattiesburg
P.O. Box 1898
Hattiesburg, MS 39403
Phone: 601-545-4501

Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP)
607 Adeline St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-3843
Phone: 601-545-3300

Hattiesburg Libraries

Gillis Library
142 Old Highway 49 W
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-9336
Phone: 601-583-6167

Hattiesburg Schools

Hattiesburg Public Schools
301 Mamie St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-4200
Phone: 601-584-6283

Hattiesburg High School
301 N Hutchinson Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-4134
Phone: 601-544-0811


William Carey College
498 Tuscan Ave
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
Phone: (601) 582-5051
Toll-free:(800) 962-5991

University of Southern Mississippi
2801 Hardy St.
Hattiesburg, MS 39401-7051
Phone: 601-264-5160 Hattiesburg


The population of Hattiesburg was:
1884 - 400
1990 - 41,981
1996 - 44,080

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