About This Place
Hickory is a town in Newton County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 499 at the 2000 census. The town is named after Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory," who passed through the area on his way to fight the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812.
Hickory is located at 32°19′01″N 89°01′24″W / 32.316880°N 89.023376°W / 32.316880; -89.023376.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²), all of it land.