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Welcome to Riceville ...

Riceville is located in Harrison County<1>.

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

Riceville is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Riceville: (228)

Communities Also Named Riceville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Riceville: This one is located in Harrison County and the other is located in Pearl River County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 21 communities that are also named Riceville - they are located in Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana, Montana, New Brunswick (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia.

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

Communities near Riceville ...

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

  • Gulfport [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gulfport
    • Gulfport [Harrison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 71,438 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gulfport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gulfport<5>
  • Long Beach [Harrison County]
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    • Long Beach [Harrison County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,125 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Beach
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Long Beach<5>
  • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
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    • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Riceville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<5>
  • Wiggins [Stone County]
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    • Wiggins [Stone County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Riceville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,524 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wiggins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wiggins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wiggins<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Necaise [Hancock County]
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      • Necaise [Hancock County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Riceville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Necaise
    • Saucier [Harrison County]
    • Wortham [Harrison County]
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      • Wortham [Harrison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Riceville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wortham
    • Howison [Harrison County]
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      • Howison [Harrison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Riceville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howison
    • Lyman [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyman
      • Lyman [Harrison County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Riceville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyman
    • McHenry [Stone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McHenry
      • McHenry [Stone County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Riceville
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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 Riceville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Riceville.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Riceville ...

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

Adding Riceville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

Mentions & References for Riceville

The Communities of Mississippi

About Harrison County

About Mississippi

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.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 Harrison, 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 Riceville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Riceville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Riceville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6063, Longitude: -89.2959       In this case, the coordinates for Riceville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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