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Welcome to Pearl ...

Pearl is located in Simpson County<1>.

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

Pearl is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Pearl: (601) and (769)<4>

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

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

Communities Also Named Pearl ...

While we believe that this Pearl is located in Simpson County, we know of another 2 Mississippi communities named Pearl. Those communities are located in the following counties: Hinds and Rankin County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 29 communities that are also named Pearl - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado (2), Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Washington.

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

Communities near Pearl ...

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

  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<6>
  • Byram [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
    • Byram [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<6>
  • Richland [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
    • Richland [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<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 west of Pearl
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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>
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    • Florence [Rankin County]
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      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<6>
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
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      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<6>
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
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      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<6>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<6>
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Pearl
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pearl ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Mississippi

About Simpson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pearl. 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 Simpson, 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 Pearl - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Pearl) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pearl. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0021, Longitude: -90.1990       In this case, the coordinates for Pearl 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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