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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Wesley Johnson was born in Neshoba County (Mississippi) on June 13th sometime in the late 1840s.
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.
Aruba) announced that Neshoba County General Hospital and Nursing Home in Philadelphia, Mississippi has begun modernizing its wireless network with technology from the Company.
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 1989, newsman Minor and a younger reporter, Jerry Mitchell, and two ex-FBI men watched the motion picture "Mississippi Burning," the Hollywood version of the 1960s and how the FBI solved the Neshoba County murders.
Chapters of "One Homogeneous People" explore the language of white Southern identity; manhood/family/white identity in "The Leopard's Spots"; how Southern history and literature have been canonized; and how the Neshoba County Fair of Mississippi demonstrated the connections of whiteness and community.
Reagan sealed the deal in 1980 when he appeared at the Neshoba County Fair in Mississippi and gave a speech about "states' rights.
Beginning with the striking image of 1980 Republican presidential candidate Ronald Reagan celebrating states' rights while campaigning at the Neshoba County Fair, near the site of the notorious 1964 murder of three civil rights workers, Crespino asks how such blatantly race-baiting political discourse could have moved from the fringes to the center of American politics.
As alleged in the federal indictment, Deputy Sheriff Cecil Ray Price of the Neshoba County, Mississippi, Sheriff's Department detained the three victims in the Neshoba County jail in Philadelphia on June 21.
Chaney, 21, Andrew Goodman, 21, and Michael Schwerner, 24, were found in an earthen dam in Neshoba County, Miss.