Pearl River County, county in Mississippi, United States. As of 2020 county had an estimated population of 55,876 inhabitants. The county was created 133 years ago in 1890. Its county seat is Poplarville.
Pearl River County is located in southern Mississippi along the Louisiana border. It was created in 1890 from portions of Hancock and Marion counties. Here are some of the notable cities and towns in Pearl River County:
Poplarville is the county seat and largest city in Pearl River County. It was incorporated in 1904 and named after prominent businessman Poplar Jim Smith. Some landmarks include the Pearl River County Courthouse, Poplarville Carnegie Library, and the Caney Creek White Ground Site.
Picayune is the largest city in Pearl River County located along I-59. It was established in 1904 with the arrival of the railroad and named after Eliza Jane Poitevent Nicholson who owned the local newspaper. Points of interest include the Pearl River County Museum and the Crosby Arboretum.
Lumberton is a small city on the Pearl River founded around 1884 as a lumber and logging town. Historic sites include the Lumberton Light Historic District and St. Paul Catholic Church built in 1905. An annual Lumberton Azalea Festival is held each spring.
Nicholson is an unincorporated community near the Louisiana border. It was originally settled by French colonists in the 18th century. The Old Nicholson Farmhouse, Darimont House Ruins, and Nicholson Cemetery are local historic sites.
McNeill is a very small rural town located between Lumberton and Picayune. It was settled in the early 20th century as a railroad town and features some historic buildings like the McNeill Baptist Church.
List of cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Pearl River County.
|Picayune||City in Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States||10,886|
|Poplarville||City in Pearl River County, Mississippi, United States||2,780|