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Welcome to Fair River ...

Fair River is located in Lincoln County<1>.

The location of Fair River has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

A typical abbreviation for Fair River: Fair Riv.

Fair River is 330 feet [101 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Fair River: (601) and (769)<4>

Adding Fair River 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 Fair River 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 Fair River elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Communities near Fair River ...

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

  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the west of Fair River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Fair River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<6>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Fair River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<6>
  • Beauregard [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
    • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Fair River
    • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Fair River
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<6>
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Fair River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Fair River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Fair River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Fair River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Fair River
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs

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 Fair River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fair River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fair River. 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 Fair River.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Fair River. See our Newspapers Page for Fair River.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fair River ...

Looking for more information about Fair River? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fair River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fair River.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Fair River. 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>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fair River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fair River) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fair River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5460, Longitude: -90.2693       In this case, the coordinates for Fair River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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