Neely, Mississippi

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Neely, Mississippi
Neely is located in Mississippi
Neely
Neely
Neely is located in the United States
Neely
Neely
Coordinates: 31°09′54″N 88°45′17″W / 31.16500°N 88.75472°W / 31.16500; -88.75472Coordinates: 31°09′54″N 88°45′17″W / 31.16500°N 88.75472°W / 31.16500; -88.75472
CountryUnited States
StateMississippi
CountyGreene
Elevation
223 ft (68 m)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
39461
Area code(s)601 & 769
GNIS feature ID694151[1]

Neely is an unincorporated community in Greene County, Mississippi, United States.[1] Its ZIP code is 39461.[2]

Originally known as Washington, the town was renamed for C.J. Neely, the first postmaster.[3] Neely was a stop on the Gulf, Mobile & Northern Railroad, which later became the Illinois Central Railroad.[4]

Ed Freeman, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War, was born in Neely.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Neely, Mississippi". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ United States Postal Service (2012). "USPS - Look Up a ZIP Code". Retrieved 2012-02-15.
  3. ^ "Greene County History of Towns". Genealogy Trails. January 19, 2014.
  4. ^ Howe, Tony. "Neely, Mississippi". Mississippi Rails. Retrieved February 17, 2017.
  5. ^ "Ed W. Freeman". Idaho Statesman. August 22, 2008.