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Welcome to West Hattiesburg ...

West Hattiesburg is located in Lamar County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for West Hattiesburg: W. Hattiesburg

West Hattiesburg is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for West Hattiesburg: (601) and (769)<4>

Communities near West Hattiesburg ...

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

  • Hattiesburg [Forrest County]
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    • Hattiesburg [Forrest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of West Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 45,863 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hattiesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hattiesburg<6>
  • Petal [Forrest County]
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    • Petal [Forrest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of West Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,632 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petal<6>
  • Purvis [Lamar County]
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    • Purvis [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of West Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,392 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purvis 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 Purvis<6>
  • Sumrall [Lamar County]
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    • Sumrall [Lamar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of West Hattiesburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sumrall<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Seminary [Covington County]
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      • Seminary [Covington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of West Hattiesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 284 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seminary 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 Seminary<6>
    • Lux [Covington County]
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      • Lux [Covington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the north of West Hattiesburg
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    • Goodluck [Forrest County]
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      • Goodluck [Forrest County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of West Hattiesburg
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    • McLaurin [Forrest County]
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      • McLaurin [Forrest County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of West Hattiesburg
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    • Wells Town [Lamar County]
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      • Wells Town [Lamar County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the south of West Hattiesburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ellisville [Jones County]
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      • Ellisville [Jones County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<5> to the northeast of West Hattiesburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellisville<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 West Hattiesburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Hattiesburg.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Hattiesburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Mississippi

About Lamar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lamar County: www.lamarcounty.com/

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 Lamar, 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 West Hattiesburg - 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Hattiesburg) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Hattiesburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Hattiesburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Hattiesburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3191, Longitude: -89.3751       In this case, the coordinates for West Hattiesburg 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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