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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Reagan would launch his 1980 general election presidential campaign in Mississippi's Neshoba County a place where three civil rights activists were murdered in 1964.
Live country music, horse racing, and cabin life are just a few of the exciting activities that fairgoers can find in Neshoba County. From food to carnival rides and plentiful prizes, the fair is a perfect family event.
While a man was killed in Neshoba County after a tree fell on his car, another woman was killed after her car crashed while she was driving in the storm.
* Philadelphia Neshoba County CareerTechnical Center
(Congressman Lewis was a Freedom Rider, arrested for entering a whites-only restroom, and held for thirty-seven days in the Parchman Farm penitentiary.) "I Question America" covers a brief but intense time of organizing, from Fannie Lou Hamer leading a dissident delegation of Black Mississippians to the Democratic National Convention to the murder of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner by Klansmen on a June night in 1964 in Neshoba County.
Edgar Ray Killen as he is escorted into the Neshoba County Courthouse before sentencing in Philadelphia, Mississippi on June 23, 2005
soaked in the traditions at Mississippi's 127th Neshoba County Fair on Tuesday, and took his stand on one of them--the Confederate flag.
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. Today, Philadelphia's mayor is an African-American, and Mississippi, which is 37 percent African-American, has more African-American elected officials than any other state.
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.