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|City of Brandon|
Rankin County Courthouse and Rankin County Confederate Monument
"A city of red hills laden with golden opportunities!"
"Growth and Stability!"
Location of Brandon, Mississippi
|Named for||Gerard Chittocque Brandon|
|• Total||25.75 sq mi (66.70 km2)|
|• Land||25.66 sq mi (66.47 km2)|
|• Water||0.09 sq mi (0.23 km2)|
|Elevation||482 ft (147 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||946.46/sq mi (365.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
39042, 39043, 39047
|GNIS feature ID||0667519|
Brandon is a city in and the county seat of Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. It was incorporated on December 19, 1831. The population was 21,705 at the 2010 census. Brandon is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area, and is located east of the state capital.
Long occupied by indigenous cultures, this area was part of Choctaw people territory at the time of European colonization. They were forced to cede their land to the United States in the 1830s. The area near the river was developed for cotton plantations. European-American settlers did not occupy the area in great number until the mid-20th century.
Brandon is located at United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.3 square miles (55.3 km²), of which 21.3 square miles (55.1 km²) is land and 0.1 square mile (0.2 km²) (0.37%) is water.(32.280330, -89.998470). According to the
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||5,034||20.03%|
|Hispanic or Latino||535||2.13%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 25,138 people, 8,780 households, and 6,593 families residing in the city.
Brandon is the location of the Black Rose Theatre Company.
Brandon contains a number of buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. Included are:
- Cocke-Martin-Jackson House
- Hebron Academy
- Rankin County Courthouse
- Stevens-Buchanan House
- Turcotte House
The Mississippi Department of Corrections operates the Brandon Probation & Parole Office in Brandon. The Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, located in unincorporated Rankin County, is in proximity to Brandon.
The City of Brandon is served by the Rankin County School District.
- Brandon High School (grades 9-12)
- Brandon Middle School (grades 6-8)
- Brandon Elementary School (grades 4-5)
- Stonebridge Elementary School (grades 2-3)
- Rouse Elementary School (grades K-1)
The city of Brandon is served by five fire stations and one administrative central station under the direction of Fire Chief Terry Wages. In 2015, the city established an independent EMS district that provides ambulance services through a private provider, Pafford EMS. The city has one police station under the direction of Police Chief William A. Thompson Jr.
- Devin Britton, professional tennis player
- Demario Davis, professional football player
- Jenna Edwards, former Miss Florida and Miss Florida USA
- Aiden Flowers, actor
- Patrick Henry, (1843–1930), U.S. representative
- Volney Howard, Attorney General and U.S. Representative for Texas
- Skylar Laine, country singer; placed fifth on the eleventh season of American Idol
- Mamie Locke, political scientist, Virginia state senator
- Justin Mapp, professional soccer player
- Anselm Joseph McLaurin, Governor of Mississippi 1896–1900
- John C. McLaurin, mayor of Brandon and state senator
- Gardner Minshew, Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles
- Mary Ann Mobley, American actress, television personality, and first Miss America from Mississippi
- Tyler Moore, professional baseball player for the Washington Nationals
- Jerious Norwood, professional football player
- Jonathan Randolph, professional golfer
- Sarah Thomas, first female NFL official
- Joe M. Turner, professional magician, mentalist, speaker
- Louis H. Wilson, Jr., 26th Commandant of the Marine Corps and member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
In Spanish: Brandon (Misisipi) para niños
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