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Welcome to Whistler ...

Whistler is located in Wayne County<1>.

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

When the people of Whistler refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Whistlerite<3>

Whistler is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Area codes for Whistler: (601) and (769)<5>

Adding Whistler 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 Whistler 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 Whistler 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 Whistler on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Whistler ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Whistler - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia and Texas.

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

Communities near Whistler ...

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

  • Laurel [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Jones County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Whistler
    • Estimated population in 2019: 18,338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
  • Waynesboro [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waynesboro
    • Waynesboro [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the east of Whistler
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,805 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waynesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<7>
  • Sandersville [Jones County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandersville
    • Sandersville [Jones County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Whistler
    • Estimated population in 2019: 728 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandersville
  • Heidelberg [Jasper County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heidelberg
    • Heidelberg [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Whistler
    • Estimated population in 2019: 659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heidelberg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heidelberg<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Shubuta [Clarke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shubuta
      • Shubuta [Clarke County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Whistler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 406 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shubuta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shubuta
    • Clara [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clara
      • Clara [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Whistler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clara
    • Antioch [Jones County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antioch
      • Antioch [Jones County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Whistler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antioch
    • Mulberry [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Wayne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Whistler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Robinsons Junction [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinsons Junction
      • Robinsons Junction [Wayne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Whistler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinsons Junction
    • Stafford Springs [Jasper County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stafford Springs
      • Stafford Springs [Jasper County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Whistler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stafford Springs

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Whistler ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Wayne County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whistler. 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 Wayne, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Whistler refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Whistler may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Whistler - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whistler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whistler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6971, Longitude: -88.8045       In this case, the coordinates for Whistler 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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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