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Around Morriston ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Hattiesburg. It lies just southwest of Morriston. Hattiesburg has a population of 45,900 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Laurel. It is located about 19 miles [ km] to the north of Morriston and has a population of 18,300 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Morriston.<2>

  • Antioch [Jones County]
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    • Antioch [Jones County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Morriston
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  • Ellisville [Jones County]
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    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<3>
  • Goodluck [Forrest County]
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    • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Morriston
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  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
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    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<3>
  • Laurel [Jones County]
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    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<3>
  • Lux [Covington County]
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    • Lux [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Morriston
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    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
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      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the south of Morriston
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    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
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      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the east of Morriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • New Augusta [Perry County]
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      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 601 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Augusta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Petal [Forrest County]
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      • Petal [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<3>
    • Richton [Perry County]
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      • Richton [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<3>
    • Seminary [Covington County]
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      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seminary<3>
    • Sumrall [Lamar County]
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      • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<3>
    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
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      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wingate [Perry County]
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      • Wingate [Perry County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southeast of Morriston
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For more communities neighboring Morriston, please visit our County-by-County Page for Morriston.

Forrest County ...

Morriston is located in Forrest County<5>.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Forrest County: Covington, Jones, Lamar, Perry & Stone.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morriston ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Morriston.

Airports Near Morriston ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Morriston and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Morriston.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Forrest County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Forrest County: www.co.forrest.ms.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Morriston.
<2>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- Morriston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morriston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4157, Longitude: -89.1962       In this case, the coordinates for Morriston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Forrest, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Morriston), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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