Other cities in the 601 area code include: Ridgeland, Brandon, Vicksburg, Pascagoula, Laurel, Natchez, Mccomb, Canton, Brookhaven, Picayune, Philadelphia, Columbia, Forest, Hattiesburg, Waynesboro, Crystal Springs, Carthage, Ellisville, Wiggins, Florence, Magee, Hazlehurst, Morton, Newton, Lucedale, Poplarville, Collins, Mendenhall, Purvis, Magnolia, Raymond, Quitman, Flora, Decatur, Sumrall, Bay Springs, Monticello, Fayette, Tylertown, Raleigh, Union, Port Gibson, Pelahatchie, Taylorsville, and Centreville.
Jackson, officially the City of Jackson, is the capital city and largest urban center of the U.S. state of Mississippi. It is the primary seat of Hinds County, equally sharing its county power with the Town of Raymond. The City of Jackson also owns more than 3,000 acres, which is the home of the Jackson-Medgar Evers International Airport located in both Madison and Rankin Counties. Jackson is on the Pearl River, which drains into the Gulf of Mexico, and it is part of the Jackson Prairie region of the state. The city is named after General Andrew Jackson, who was honored for his role in the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812 and later served as U.S.
Hattiesburg is a city in the U.S. state of Mississippi, primarily in Forrest County (where it is the county seat) and extending west into Lamar County. The city population was 45,989 at the 2010 census, with an estimated population of 46,805 in 2015. It is the principal city of the Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Metropolitan Statistical Area which encompasses Forrest, Lamar and Perry counties.Founded in 1882 by civil engineer William H. Hardy, Hattiesburg was named in honor of Hardy's wife Hattie. The town was incorporated two years later with a population of 400. Hattiesburg's population first expanded as a center of the lumber and railroad industries, from which was derived the nickname "The Hub City".
Brandon is a city in Rankin County, Mississippi. The population was 21,705 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Rankin County. Brandon is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area and located east of the state capital.
The 601 area code lies within the Central Daylight Time Zone (or CDT). The current time in CDT is 2:18 PM on Jul 11, 2020.