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Welcome to Morriston ...

Morriston is located in Forrest County<1>.

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

Morriston is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Morriston: (601) & (769)<4>

Communities Also Named Morriston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Morriston: This one is located in Forrest County and the other is located in Perry County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 5 communities that are also named Morriston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida and Ontario.

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

Communities near Morriston ...

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

  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
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    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<6>
  • Laurel [Jones County]
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    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<6>
  • Petal [Forrest County]
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    • Petal [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<6>
  • Ellisville [Jones County]
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    • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Morriston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Richton [Perry County]
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      • Richton [Perry County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Morriston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,008 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richton<6>
    • New Augusta [Perry County]
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      • New Augusta [Perry County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Augusta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Augusta<6>
    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
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      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodluck
    • Lux [Covington County]
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      • Lux [Covington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Morriston
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    • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hattiesburg
      • West Hattiesburg [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Morriston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hattiesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Hattiesburg
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Morriston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morriston ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of 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>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.
<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 Morriston - 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' (or 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- 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).
<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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