Neshoba County

Neshoba County, Mississippi

401 Beacon St Suite 107
Philadelphia, MS 39350
Phone: (601) 656-3581
Fax: (601) 656-5915
www.neshoba.org

In east-central MS, northwest of Meridian; organized Dec 23, 1833 from Choctaw cession in 1830. Name Origin: Choctaw, probably 'wolf,' but debatable

Area (sq mi):: 571.64 (land 570.00; water 1.64) Population per square mile: 52.50
Population 2005: 29,905 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 4.30%; 1990-2000 15.70% Population 2000: 28,684 (White 64.90%; Black or African American 19.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 14.90%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 34.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,964; median household $28,300; Population below poverty level: 21.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,438-$25,687
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.90% Median travel time to work: 24.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 24.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Edgar Ray Killen as he is escorted into the Neshoba County Courthouse before sentencing in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 23, 2005
The Neshoba County Fair is called "Mississippi's Giant House Party," and it is just that.
soaked in the traditions at Mississippi's 127th Neshoba County Fair on Tuesday, and took his stand on one of them--the Confederate flag.
Notes: Any questions or clarifications in regard to this solicitation must be sent to Neshoba County Road Manager Eddie Posey in writing, up to 48 hours (two business days) of the Bid opening, by e-mail to eposey@neshobacounty.
Wesley Johnson was born in Neshoba County (Mississippi) on June 13th sometime in the late 1840s.
Chock-full of primary sources, such as photographs, memos sent to applicants regarding the growing tensions in Mississippi, and pencil drawings depicting various settings from Neshoba County, Mississippi, Freedom Summer is organized in a time-line fashion, from June 1964 until late August 1964.
Its Republican primary occurred three days after the 50th anniversary of the disappearance and murder of three civil rights workers -- Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney -- near the town of Philadelphia in Neshoba County.
Neshoba County Deputy Coroner Marshall Prince identified the bodies as five siblings: Dasyanna John, 9; Duane John, 8; Bobby John, 7; Quinton John, 4; and Kekaimeas John, 18 months.
Neshoba: The Price of Freedom (2010) is a documentary that combines footage from the summer of 1964 when James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Shwerner were murdered in Neshoba county Mississippi with contemporary interviews from the victims' families and community residents about the crime.
The book analyzes Reagan's rhetoric through three case studies: a speech where he mentions states' rights at the 1980 Neshoba County (MS) Fair, his rhetoric about Vietnam, and his response to the Iran-Contra affair.
In their attempts to establish a freedom school, where the black citizens of the area could learn to read and write well enough to register to vote, Schwerner and Chaney traveled to the Mount Zion Methodist Church located in Neshoba County to meet with the congregation.
The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (Mississippi DEQ) has awarded a solid waste assistance grant to Neshoba County and waste tire grants to Alcorn and Kemper counties.