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Neshoba County, Mississippi


Page Contents for Philadelphia, Mississippi

Statistics & Facts


History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Mississippi state capital is Jackson.
The population of Philadelphia is approximately 7,523 (1996), 7477 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,875 (1990), 2973 (2010).
The amount of land area in Philadelphia is 16.164 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Philadelphia to Washington DC is 822 miles.
The distance to the Mississippi state capital is 72 miles. (as the crow flies)
Philadelphia is positioned 32.77 degrees north of the equator and 89.10 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Philadelphia per capita income is $ 18,181 .
Philadelphia median income is $ 25,681 .


in east central Mississippi. Philadelphia, MS is about 185 miles from Memphis, Tennessee and 236 miles from New Orleans, Louisiana. The closest city of at least moderate population is Meridian, which is 37 miles away.
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History & History Related Items

The County Courthouse still has cannonball scars from the Civil War.
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Attractions - A city and county site with community information and area attractions

Here is an attractions page for the area.

Neshoba County Fair - Mississippi's Giant House party. This long-running county fair has been going since 1889. It is the home of the only licensed horse track in the state since 1922. It is the country's largest campground fair. 2000 Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, Mississippi
See the website for current year details and hours

Neshoba County is the headquarters of the Choctaw Indian Tribe. Chief is Phillip Martin (7-2000). Silver Star Casino located on reservation.
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Philadelphia City Government

Philadelphia is governed by a Mayor & Board of Aldermen

City Hall
525 Main Street
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Mayor's Office: 601-656-3612
City Clerk: 601-656-3612

Fire Department Station 1 -- Hwy 19 N - 601-656-5841
Station 2 -- 525 Main - 601-656-8531

Police Department: 601-656-2131


Philadelphia is the county seat of Neshoba County.

Neshoba County Courthouse 401 Beacon Street, Suite 201
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Fax: 650-3280

Philadelphia Chamber

Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 51
410 Poplar Avenue
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 656-1742
Fax: (601) 656-1066

Philadelphia Organizations

Philadelphia-Neshoba County Chamber of Commerce
P. O. Box 51
410 Poplar Avenue
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 656-1742
Fax: (601) 656-1066

Philadelphia Schools

Philadelphia City Schools
246 Byrd Avenue
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Superintendent of Education: 601-656-2955

Neshoba County High School
1125 Golf Course Road
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Principal's Office: 601-656-3654

Philadelphia High School
The Tornadoes!
248 Byrd Avenue
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Principal's Office: 601-656-2672

Neshoba County Elementary School 1002 St. Francis Drive
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Principal's Office 656-2182

An Education page for Neshoba County with information and links.


Colleges & Universities in the area. Philadelphia


The population of Philadelphia was:
1990 - 6,758
1996 - 7,523

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