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Welcome to Hazlehurst ...

The city of Hazlehurst is located in Copiah County<1> and is the County Seat for Copiah County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hazlehurst has a population of 3,730 people<2> (see below for details).

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

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

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

Area codes for Hazlehurst: (601) & (769)<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hazlehurst had an population of 3,730 people. This is a decrease of 6.96% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hazlehurst had a population of 4,009 people (which is 13.61% of the total population of Copiah County). This makes Hazlehurst the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Hazlehurst represents 0.14% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,009 people, the population of Hazlehurst decreased 8.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,400 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Hazlehurst ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Hazlehurst - they are located in and Georgia (2).

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

Communities near Hazlehurst ...

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

  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Hazlehurst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<6>
  • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Hazlehurst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<6>
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Hazlehurst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<6>
  • Terry [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
    • Terry [Hinds County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Hazlehurst
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
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      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Hazlehurst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Hazlehurst
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Hazlehurst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Hazlehurst
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Hazlehurst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<5> to the northwest of Hazlehurst
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hazlehurst. Our list includes 11 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hazlehurst.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hazlehurst ...

Looking for more information about Hazlehurst? 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 Hazlehurst, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hazlehurst.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Copiah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hazlehurst. 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 Copiah, 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 Hazlehurst.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hazlehurst - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Hazlehurst) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Hazlehurst. 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 Hazlehurst

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hazlehurst. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8613, Longitude: -90.3961    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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