|Elevation||492 ft (150 m)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||713095|
Whynot is an unincorporated community located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi. Whynot is approximately 16.3 miles (26.2 km) southeast of Meridian on Mississippi Highway 19 and is part of Meridian, Mississippi Micropolitan Statistical Area.
The area was first served by a post office  called Whitesville, which was established June 23, 1852, with Isham K. Pringle as first postmaster. The name was changed to Why Not (two words) on December 30, 1852, and was finally discontinued September 30, 1933, with mail thereafter going to Meridian.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whynot, Mississippi
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Whynot MS post office
- Gallagher, John S. and Patera, Alan H. (1996) Mississippi Post Offices, p. 97. Lake Grove, Oregon: The Depot; ISBN 0-943645-35-2
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