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Welcome to Wesson ...

The town of Wesson is located in Copiah County<1>.

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 1,722 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) and (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wesson had an population of 1,722 people. This is a decrease of 10.55% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.71% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wesson had a population of 1,925 people (or 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.

Adding Wesson 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 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, we also found mention of Wesson 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 Wesson on our Genealogy Page.

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.

  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Wesson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<7>
  • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the north of Wesson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<7>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
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    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Wesson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<7>
  • Georgetown [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Wesson
    • 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
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      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the southwest of Wesson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
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      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Wesson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Wesson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
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      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<6> to the north of Wesson
      • 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<7>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the east of Wesson
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<8>
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<6> to the east of Wesson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<7>

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Copiah County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wesson. 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 Copiah, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wesson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wesson - 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 '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- Wesson) 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 Wesson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wesson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wesson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6992, Longitude: -90.3955       In this case, the coordinates for Wesson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.






















 

 

 

 

 


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