Hattiesburg, city, seat (1908) of Forrest county, southeastern Mississippi, U.S., on the Leaf and Bouie rivers, 70 miles (113 km) north of Gulfport. The city, in a longleaf-pine forest area, was founded in 1882 by Captain William H. Hardy, lumberman and engineer, who named it for his wife (it was previously known as Twin Forks and Gordonville).
Hattiesburg is a city in Forrest County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 44,779 at the 2000 census (51,993 according to 2008 estimate). It is the county seat of Forrest County. In recent years the city has grown to include a portion of eastern Lamar County. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties.
Hattiesburg is home to the University of Southern Mississippi (founded as Mississippi Normal College, for the training of teachers) and William Carey University (formerly William Carey College). South of Hattiesburg is Camp Shelby , the largest US National Guard training base east of the Mississippi River , which hosts up to 100,000 National Guardsmen and Reservists annually.
The most popular things to do in Hattiesburg with kids according to Tripadvisor travelers are: Hattiesburg Zoo; Mississippi Armed Forces Museum; Longleaf Trace; Paul B. Johnson State Park; Alley Cats Axe Throwing Co. See all kid friendly things to do in Hattiesburg on Tripadvisor
Hattiesburg city, Mississippi; United States. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
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Hattiesburg city, Mississippi. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more.
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Below Hattiesburg, the river turns southeastward and flows through central Perry county, where it collects the Tallahala Creek and Bogue Homo, and southwestern Greene County, skirting the edge of the De Soto National Forest, into northern George County, where it joins the Chickasawhay River to form the Pascagoula River just upstream from the Merrill bridge.