Carnes, Mississippi

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Carnes, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
Carnes is located in Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 30°59′37″N 89°15′35″W / 30.99361°N 89.25972°W / 30.99361; -89.25972Coordinates: 30°59′37″N 89°15′35″W / 30.99361°N 89.25972°W / 30.99361; -89.25972
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Forrest
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

Carnes is a small unincorporated community in southern Forrest County, Mississippi. It is part of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Carnes was settled in 1905 and was originally named Helena. Its name was changed to Carnes in honor of John Carnes, an early settler.

Skull Fork, a community near Carnes, was so named after a fight that occurred at a fork in the road there. In this fight, one of the participants had his skull broken with a whiskey bottle by his opponent.


Carnes is located at latitude 30.9935178, longitude -89.2597811.[1]


Carnes is served by the Forrest County Public School System.


Places of worship[edit]

  • Sandhill Baptist Church
  • First Baptist Church


  • J.E. Bounds Memorial Cemetery
  • Lee-Davis Cemetery
  • Seal Cemetery


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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