|Elevation||446 ft (136 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||601 & 769|
|GNIS feature ID||671818|
Jayess was named for J.S. Butterfield, owner of the Butterfield Lumber Company. The Butterfield Company laid down a railroad through Jayess in 1912 to transport timber being harvested in the area to the company's sawmill in Norfield, approximately 15 mi (24 km) west of Jayess. J.S. Butterfield's initials were used until the Postal Department changed it in when opened in 1912, to create the name "Jayess.". A post office is still located at the settlement.
- Clem M. Nettles, member of the Mississippi House of Representatives.
- Ineva May-Pittman, civil rights activist; recipient of Jackson, Mississippi City Council's 2015 "Woman of the Year" award.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jayess
- "Towns and Communities of Lawrence County, Mississippi". MS Genealogy. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- Beard, Lewis Jackson (October 9, 2009). "Jayess, Mississippi: Pictures from the Past". Jayess, Mississippi: Pictures from the Past.
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- The Code of Federal Regulations of the United States of America. U.S. Government Printing Office. 1975. p. 430.
- Hearings Before the Committee on Un-American Activities, House of Representatives. United States Congress, House Committee on Un-American Activities. 1966. p. 1583.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Jayess Baptist Church
- "Boyd-Cothern House". Mississippi Department of Archives and History. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
- Criminal Alien Requirement (Florida, Mississippi and Georgia): Environmental Impact Statement. 2. U.S. Department of Justice. 2001. pp. VIII-10.
- Morris, Tiyi Makeda (2015). Womanpower Unlimited and the Black Freedom Struggle in Mississippi. University of Georgia Press. p. 2.
- Mustafaa, Ayesha K. (March 26, 2015). "City Council Meeting at JSU eCenter Draws Huge Turnout" (PDF). The Mississippi Link.