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Nesbit, Mississippi
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Coordinates: 34°52′54″N 90°00′31″W / 34.88167°N 90.00861°W / 34.88167; -90.00861Coordinates: 34°52′54″N 90°00′31″W / 34.88167°N 90.00861°W / 34.88167; -90.00861
Country United States
State Mississippi
County DeSoto
Elevation
279 ft (85 m)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
38651
Area code(s) 662
GNIS feature ID 690351

Nesbit is an unincorporated community in DeSoto County, Mississippi, United States. Nesbit is approximately 7 miles (11 km) south of Horn Lake, approximately 9 miles (14 km) south of Southaven and approximately 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Hernando near U.S. Route 51 and Interstate 55. Nesbit is located on the former Illinois Central Railroad.

Nesbit was formerly home to an academy, two churches, and a sawmill.

A post office operated under the name Nesbits Station from 1869 to 1881 and began operating under the name Nesbit in 1881.

Climate

Climate data for Nesbit, MS
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 80
(26.7)
80
(26.7)
91
(32.8)
97
(36.1)
98
(36.7)
104
(40)
110
(43.3)
112
(44.4)
103
(39.4)
99
(37.2)
87
(30.6)
81
(27.2)
112
(44.4)
Average high °F (°C) 48
(8.9)
54
(12.2)
63
(17.2)
72
(22.2)
79
(26.1)
87
(30.6)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
83
(28.3)
74
(23.3)
61
(16.1)
51
(10.6)
71
(21.7)
Average low °F (°C) 28
(-2.2)
32
(0)
41
(5)
50
(10)
59
(15)
67
(19.4)
70
(21.1)
68
(20)
61
(16.1)
50
(10)
39
(3.9)
32
(0)
50
(10)
Record low °F (°C) −6
(-21.1)
−5
(-20.6)
10
(-12.2)
27
(-2.8)
36
(2.2)
49
(9.4)
41
(5)
49
(9.4)
38
(3.3)
24
(-4.4)
7
(-13.9)
−5
(-20.6)
−6
(-21.1)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.55
(115.6)
4.29
(109)
5.58
(141.7)
6.02
(152.9)
5.51
(140)
4.93
(125.2)
3.68
(93.5)
3.15
(80)
3.29
(83.6)
3.34
(84.8)
5.11
(129.8)
5.61
(142.5)
55.06
(1,398.5)
Snowfall inches (cm) 2.00
(5.08)
1.20
(3.05)
0.20
(0.51)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.10
(0.25)
3.50
(8.89)
Source: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?location=USMS0257

Notable people

  • Kenny Brown, blues guitarist (born 1953; grew up in Nesbit)
  • Mississippi Joe Callicott, blues singer and guitarist (1900-1969; was born and lived in Nesbit)
  • Jerry Lee Lewis, rock and roll singer and pianist (born 1935; has lived in Nesbit since 1972)
  • Olivia Holt, teen actress on TV series Kickin' It (born 1997)
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