Magee, Mississippi

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Magee is a city in Simpson County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 4,200 at the 2000 census and was estimated to be near 5,019 as of February 2007. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.



The first white settlers in the area were Arthur Mangum and Phil Magee. Both entered the area around 1820. Pioneers from Virginia and the Carolinas followed, and in 1840 Willis Magee built a grist mill on Little Goodwater Creek, inside the present city limits.

The community was incorporated as a village on February 25, 1900, which consisted of 685 in 1910.


Magee is located at 31°52′22″N 89°44′1″W / 31.87278°N 89.73361°W / 31.87278; -89.73361 (31.872684, -89.733699)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.9 square miles (12.6 km²), all land.

Magee is located between Jackson and Hattiesburg on U.S. Hwy. 49 at the intersection of MS Highways 541, 545, and 28.

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