Ovett is an unincorporated community in southeastern Jones County, Mississippi. It was first established as a sawmill town in the early 20th century. It is located just west of the De Soto National Forest and Highway 15. Although it is unincorporated, the community has a post office, with the ZIP code of 39464.. There are a general store, a small restaurant, a service station, a parts store, a community center and several churches in Ovett. It is also home to notable residents such as: Carmen Electra, James Dean’s niece and Daryl Hayes II, the man who wore the Philly Fanatic mascot costume for the Philadelphia Phillies between 1992 and 1997
Ovett is part of the Laurel Micropolitan Statistical Area.