McLaurin, Mississippi

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McLaurin, Mississippi
Unincorporated community
McLaurin is located in Mississippi
Location within the state of Mississippi
Coordinates: 31°10′5″N 89°13′2″W / 31.16806°N 89.21722°W / 31.16806; -89.21722Coordinates: 31°10′5″N 89°13′2″W / 31.16806°N 89.21722°W / 31.16806; -89.21722
Country United States
State Mississippi
County Forrest
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)

McLaurin is a small unincorporated community in Forrest County, in southern Mississippi.


The town of McLaurin is named for General McLaurin, who was also the first president of the Gulf and Ship Island Railroad.[1] At one time, McLaurin was the site of the largest sawmill in the country, becoming an important shipping site for masonite and pulp wood. The manager of the first sawmill in the area, Jim Barron, is buried in McLaurin Cemetery. Mclaurin is a very nice town, has great people and I was told that during WW2 there was a landing trip on the west side of the tracks just off Carter Road. Our family has lived in McLaurin for more than 60 years.


McLaurin is located at latitude 31.1679579, longitude -89.2172808.[2]


McLaurin is served by U.S. Route 49, a north-south corridor that runs through Arkansas and Mississippi.


Places of worship[edit]

  • McLaurin United Methodist Church
  • Morning Star Church
  • Old Enon Church
  • First Baptist Church of McLaurin


  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 194. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.