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Welcome to Plain ...

Plain is located in Rankin County<1>.

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

Plain is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Plain: (601) and (769)<4>

Websites for Plain ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.rankinchamber.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Plain, the following might be of interest:

Communities Also Named Plain ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Plain - they are located in Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Texas, Washington and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Plain ...

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

  • Jackson [Hinds County]
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    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the north of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 157,821 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
  • Pearl [Rankin County]
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    • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,560 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<6>
  • Madison [Madison County]
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    • Madison [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,701 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<6>
  • Brandon [Rankin County]
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    • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Plain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,396 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
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      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,938 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<6>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
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      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 23,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
    • Byram [Hinds County]
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      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Plain
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<6>
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
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      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,556 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<6>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
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      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 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>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
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      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Plain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,082 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plain ...

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

Adding Plain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Plain 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 Plain was on a map titled Map of Mississippi (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Rankin County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rankin County: www.rankincounty.org/

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 Rankin, 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 Plain - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plain) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2318, Longitude: -90.1618       In this case, the coordinates for Plain 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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