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Welcome to Philadelphia ...

The city of Philadelphia is located in Neshoba County<1> and is the County Seat for Neshoba County.

When the people of Philadelphia refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Philadelphian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Philadelphia has a population of 7,070 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Philadelphia is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Philadelphia: (601) & (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Philadelphia had an population of 7,070 people. This is a decrease of 5.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Philadelphia had a population of 7,477 people (or 25.2% of the total population of Neshoba County). This makes Philadelphia the county's most populous community.

The population of Philadelphia represents 0.25% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 49th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,477 people, the population of Philadelphia increased 2.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,303 people).

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

Communities Also Named Philadelphia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 18 communities that are also named Philadelphia - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (4) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Philadelphia ...

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

  • Union [Newton County]
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    • Union [Newton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<8>
  • Noxapater [Winston County]
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    • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 434 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<8>
  • Sebastopol [Scott County]
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    • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Philadelphia
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 273 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<8>
  • Tucker [Neshoba County]
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    • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the southeast of Philadelphia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pearl River [Neshoba County]
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      • Pearl River [Neshoba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the west of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Philadelphia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
      • Bogue Chitto [Neshoba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the east of Philadelphia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Philadelphia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Philadelphia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • House [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for House
      • House [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Philadelphia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on House

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Philadelphia ...

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

Adding Philadelphia to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Philadelphia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Philadelphia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Philadelphia on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Philadelphia. 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 Neshoba, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Philadelphia refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Philadelphia may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Philadelphia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Philadelphia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (769) is an overlay for area code (601).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Philadelphia) 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 Philadelphia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhiladelphiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philadelphia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7709, Longitude: -89.1177    
<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.
<8>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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