Nettleton is a friendly place in which to live and raise a family, establish and grow a business or simply enjoy "the good life." Nettleton is located on four-lane U.S. Highway 45, which is your link to any destination in the United States.

The City of Nettleton was incorporated soon after the Kansas City, Memphis and Birmingham Railroad (now the Burlington Northern Santa Fe) began traveling through Lee and Monroe Counties. Several local businessmen decided to take advantage of the new railway and established the City of Nettleton in 1888. Nettleton was named after George Henry Nettleton, then president of the KCM&B Railroad.

Lumber business was the early industry in Nettleton. Nettleton Hardwood Company opened in 1890 and shipped wood to every state in the nation along with large quantities to the world markets. After the best timber was exhausted, Nettleton continued as a farming community and slowly but steadily transformed into small city through the development of the railroad and the construction of Mississippi Highway 6.

Now, more than 100 years after being founded, the adaptability and heritage of Nettleton continues. Localnettleton_city_hall residents and businesses alike work together and take pride in their town. We have excellent police, fire and public works departments as well as our own municipal justice system. Our modern city hall building is less than six years old and is an excellent facility for Nettleton residents to use in conducting their city-related business.


The City of Nettleton • 124 Short Avenue • Nettleton, Mississippi 38858  662.963.2605