Sandersville Area Colleges and Scholarships

Schools in and around Sandersville


Sandersville is a town in Jones County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 731 at the 2010 census, down from 789 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Laurel micropolitan area.

Scottish settlers migrated here during the 1820s and built the Good Hope Presbyterian Church. In 1855, the town was named after the Sanders, a pioneer family.

Home construction was influence by the Victorian era, as there are a noticeable number of cupolas on buildings in the town.

Hunt Refining Company has a refinery northeast of Sandersville which processes crude oil acquired primarily from local Mississippi fields. The refinery produces distillate feedstock, paving grade asphalt, heavy gas oils, naptha, and roofing grade asphalt.

Professional football player Doug Satcher was born in Sandersville.

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