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Welcome to Wesson ...
The location of Wesson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Wesson has a population of 1,732 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Wesson.
Wesson is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Wesson lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Telephone area codes for Wesson: (601) & (769)<5>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wesson had an population of 1,732 people. This is a decrease of 10.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 2.3% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Wesson had a population of 1,925 people (which is 6.54% of the total population of Copiah County). This makes Wesson the county's 3rd most populous community.
The population of Wesson represents 0.06% of the total population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 112nd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,925 people, the population of Wesson increased 13.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,693 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Wesson.
Communities Also Named Wesson ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Wesson - they are located in Arkansas, Texas and Virginia.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wesson.
Communities near Wesson ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wesson.
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 Wesson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wesson.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wesson. 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 Wesson.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wesson. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wesson.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wesson ...
Looking for more information about Wesson? 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 Wesson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wesson.
Adding Wesson to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Wesson 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 Wesson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Wesson on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wesson on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022