A Little About Our Great City of Petal Mississippi
Petal is a nice size city just outside Hattiesburg Mississippi along the Leaf River in Forrest County. Petal MS geography as of the 2010 census shows a city of about 11,000 people and a landmass of just over 17 square miles.
Petal MS was actually part of Hattiesburg Mississippi up until 1974 when Petal separated from Hattiesburg. At that time Petal MS was a city of mostly farmers, however over time this has been steadily changing.
Petal MS is the only city in the United States named Petal.