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Welcome to Hernando ...

The city of Hernando is located in DeSoto County<1> and is the County Seat for DeSoto County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hernando has a population of 16,399 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Hernando is 320 feet [98 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Hernando: (662)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hernando had an population of 16,399 people. This is an increase of 16.39% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 140.74% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hernando had a population of 14,090 people (which is 8.74% of the total population of DeSoto County). This makes Hernando the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Hernando represents 0.47% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 29th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,090 people, the population of Hernando increased 106.84% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 6,812 people).

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

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

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

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

Communities Also Named Hernando ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Hernando - it's located in Florida.

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

Communities near Hernando ...

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

  • Southaven [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Southaven
    • Southaven [DeSoto County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Hernando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 55,780 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southaven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southaven<6>
  • Germantown [Shelby County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germantown
    • Germantown [Shelby County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Hernando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 39,225 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germantown<6>
  • Olive Branch [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olive Branch
    • Olive Branch [DeSoto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Hernando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,924 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olive Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olive Branch
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olive Branch<6>
  • Horn Lake [DeSoto County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn Lake
    • Horn Lake [DeSoto County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Hernando
    • Estimated population in 2019: 27,272 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Horn Lake<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Senatobia [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
      • Senatobia [Tate County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Hernando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senatobia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia<6>
    • Coldwater [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
      • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Hernando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<6>
    • Walls [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walls
      • Walls [DeSoto County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Hernando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,420 people
      • Former name for Walls:
      • Alpika
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walls<6>
    • Byhalia [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byhalia
      • Byhalia [Marshall County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Hernando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byhalia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byhalia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byhalia<6>
    • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horseshoe Lake
      • Horseshoe Lake [Crittenden County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Hernando
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horseshoe Lake
    • Memphis [DeSoto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Memphis
      • Memphis [DeSoto County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Hernando
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Memphis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Memphis

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hernando. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Hernando.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hernando ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About DeSoto County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for DeSoto County: www.desotoms.com/

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 DeSoto, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hernando.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hernando - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Hernando) 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 Hernando. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hernando

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hernando. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8432, Longitude: -89.9937       In this case, the coordinates for Hernando 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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