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About Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Hattiesburg City is located in the Forrest County of Mississippi in the United States. The city is the county seat of the Forrest County and recently has included some portion of the eastern part of the Lamar County. It is also the main city of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area. This encompasses the Lamar, Forrest, and the Perrycounties. The name of the city was based on the name of the wife of a civil engineer, William H. Hardy, who was the pioneer lumberman of the city. Additionally, the population of the Hattiesburg expanded first as a center of lumber as well as the railroad industries. This is where the nickname, “The Hub City” was derived. Because of the diversity of the Hattiesburg economy as well as the strong neighborhood and because it is the central location within the South Mississippi, this city has attracted many visitors as well as newcomers who are planning to live in the place. Hattiesburg city also has several and various attractions, day trips, as well as other recreational activities to entertain its people, especially the tourists. There is the famous “walking tour of the past,” which is the Landrums County Homestead and Village. This is nearby the Laurel in Mississippi. Another attraction is the Desert Fox Disc Golf Course which is just about 15 miles away from the south of the Hattiesburg Highway 49. This is where the popular sport in the city takes place. There are also parks and lakes open for the public within Hattiesburg city.

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Hattiesburg Facts

  • Population Total: 51993
  • Square Miles: 49.3
  • Area Code: 601
  • Elevation: 171
  • Postal Codes: 39401-39404, 39406, 39407
  • Timezone: North American Central
  • Website: http://www.hattiesburgms.com