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Prentiss, Mississippi
(Jefferson Davis County)

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Welcome to Prentiss ...

The town of Prentiss is located in Jefferson Davis County<1> and is the County Seat for Jefferson Davis County.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Prentiss has a population of 933 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Prentiss.

Prentiss is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Prentiss: (601) & (769)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Prentiss had an population of 933 people. This is a decrease of 13.69% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.43% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Prentiss had a population of 1,081 people (or 8.66% of the total population of Jefferson Davis County). This makes Prentiss the county's most populous community.

The population of Prentiss represents 0.04% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 153rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,081 people, the population of Prentiss decreased 6.65% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,158 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Prentiss.

Adding Prentiss 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 Prentiss 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 Prentiss elsewhere: The earliest map where we found it was on a Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Prentiss on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Prentiss ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Mississippi communities named Prentiss: This one is located in Jefferson Davis County and the other is located in Bolivar County.

Beyond Mississippi, there are 9 communities that are also named Prentiss - they are located in Georgia, Kentucky, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2) and Oklahoma.

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

Communities near Prentiss ...

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

  • Collins [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collins
    • Collins [Covington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Prentiss
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,425 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collins
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collins<7>
  • Monticello [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
    • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Prentiss
    • 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>
  • Mount Olive [Covington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Olive
    • Mount Olive [Covington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Prentiss
    • Estimated population in 2019: 912 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Olive have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Olive
  • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Prentiss
    • 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>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County]
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      • Bassfield [Jefferson Davis County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Prentiss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bassfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bassfield
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the west of Prentiss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<7>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Prentiss
      • 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>
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southwest of Prentiss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Prentiss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Prentiss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Prentiss ...

Looking for more information about Prentiss? 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 Prentiss, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Prentiss.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Jefferson Davis County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Prentiss. 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 Jefferson Davis, 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 Prentiss.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Prentiss - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Prentiss) 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 Prentiss. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Prentiss

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Prentiss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5971, Longitude: -89.8712       In this case, the coordinates for Prentiss 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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