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Welcome to Handle ...

Handle is located in Winston County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Handle, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Handle is 460 feet [140 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Handle lies within the (662) area code.

Communities near Handle ...

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

  • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Handle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,003 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<5>
  • Louisville [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville [Winston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Handle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,926 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<5>
  • De Kalb [Kemper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Kalb
    • De Kalb [Kemper County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Handle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,005 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Kalb
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for De Kalb<5>
  • Noxapater [Winston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
    • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Handle
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shuqualak [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shuqualak
      • Shuqualak [Noxubee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Handle
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 422 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shuqualak have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shuqualak
    • Lynville [Kemper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynville
      • Lynville [Kemper County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Handle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynville
    • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Handle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
    • Mashulaville [Noxubee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mashulaville
      • Mashulaville [Noxubee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Handle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mashulaville
    • Plattsburg [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattsburg
      • Plattsburg [Winston County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Handle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattsburg
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the southwest of Handle
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Handle ...

Looking for more information about Handle? 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 Handle, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Handle.

Adding Handle to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Handle was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Handle on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

Mentions & References for Handle

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Winston County

About Mississippi

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Handle. 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 Winston, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Handle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Handle) 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 Handle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HandleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Handle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9614, Longitude: -88.8753       In this case, the coordinates for Handle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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