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Welcome to Brookhaven ...

The city of Brookhaven is located in Lincoln County<1> and is the County Seat for Lincoln County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Brookhaven has a population of 11,947 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Brookhaven.

Brookhaven is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Brookhaven lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Brookhaven: (601) & (769)<4>

The ZIP code for Brookhaven: 39601<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Brookhaven had an population of 11,947 people. This is a decrease of 4.52% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.15% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Brookhaven had a population of 12,513 people (or 35.89% of the total population of Lincoln County). This makes Brookhaven the county's most populous community.

The population of Brookhaven represents 0.42% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 34th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 12,513 people, the population of Brookhaven increased 26.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 9,861 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Brookhaven.

Adding Brookhaven to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Brookhaven in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Brookhaven elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Brookhaven on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Brookhaven on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Brookhaven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Brookhaven - they are located in Alabama, Delaware, Georgia (4), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, New York (2), North Carolina (3), Pennsylvania, South Carolina (2), Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Brookhaven.

Communities near Brookhaven ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Brookhaven.

  • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the north of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<7>
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<7>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<7>
  • Beauregard [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
    • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the north of Brookhaven
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<7>
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Brookhaven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Brookhaven.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Brookhaven. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Brookhaven.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookhaven. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Brookhaven.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Brookhaven ...

Looking for more information about Brookhaven? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Brookhaven, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Brookhaven.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookhaven. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Lincoln, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Brookhaven.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Brookhaven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Brookhaven). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Brookhaven or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookhaven) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5796, Longitude: -90.4422    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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