Pelahatchie is a town in Rankin County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 1,461 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Jackson Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pelahatchie means "Crooked Creek " in the Choctaw language.
Pelahatchie is located at 32°18′47″N 89°47′55″W / 32.31306°N 89.79861°W / 32.31306; -89.79861 (32.312941, -89.798648).