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Our Genealogical Helper for Suqualena ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Suqualena (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Suqualena. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Suqualena ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suqualena.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suqualena, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Suqualena.

Cemeteries Near Suqualena ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suqualena.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Suqualena covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Suqualena Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Cedar Grove Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE Lad Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE Wilson Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Collinsville Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE Bethel Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ENE Pine Springs Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  N Collinsville Church Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  N Hamrick Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Gordon Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE West Mt. Moriah Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ENE Stenis Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Tunnel Hill Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SSE Fairchild Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE Semmes Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NE Gum Log Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NE Fellowship Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NNW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  N Pine Forest Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Burwell Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  W Mt. Carmon Cemetery [Map]     Newton County  
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Pine Grove Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE Rose Hill Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE St. Patricks Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ESE Magnolia Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ESE St. Luke Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Forest Lawn Garden [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NNW Trussel Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  WNW Friendship Cemetery [Map]     Newton County  
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery [Map]     Newton County  
  SSE Sageville Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SE McLemore Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ESE Beth Israel Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Confederate Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Barker Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Barker Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ENE Tinnin Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ENE Andrews Chapel Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NE Mt. Carmel Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NNE Arkadelphia Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Goodwater Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  SSE Graham Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  E Kinard Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  NE Samuel Dale Cemetery [Map]     Lauderdale County  
  N Union Cemetery [Map]     Kemper County  

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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find Suqualena in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Suqualena.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Suqualena, with the one closest to Suqualena listed first.

Hookston   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Suqualena
 - Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
Graham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suqualena
 - Graham had railroad service and no post office
Lost Gap   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Suqualena
 - Lost Gap had railroad service and no post office
Meridian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suqualena
 - 1895 population of 10,624 people (with 40,196 people in 2014)
 - Meridian had a post office and railroad service
Oktibbeha - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oktibbeha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Suqualena
 - Oktibbeha had a post office and no railroad service
Battlefield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Suqualena
 - Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
Lizelia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suqualena
 - Lizelia had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Suqualena. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suqualena in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Suqualena is located in Lauderdale County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lauderdale County: Choctaw (AL), Sumter (AL), Clarke, Kemper & Newton.

Below are the counties that are near Suqualena. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Suqualena:

Lauderdale     (The home county for Suqualena)
      Nellieburg   [Map]   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Vimville   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Whynot   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Stonewall   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pachuta   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shubuta   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fellowship - Historic   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Rose Hill   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Garlandsville   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Penantly   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Orange   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baxter - Historic   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Verba - Historic   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gridley - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Success - Historic   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ras   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fouke - Historic   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Kalb   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Electric Mills   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Scooba   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Standing Pine   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bogue Chitto   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pearl River   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Laurel Hill   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Chunky   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hickory   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lucern   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Conehatta   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Six Towns - Historic   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lake   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Shuqualak   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sebastopol   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Noxapater   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Choctaw (AL)
      Cromwell (AL)   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Lisman (AL)   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jachin (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sumter (AL)
      Cuba (AL)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      York (AL)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ward (AL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Intercourse (AL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Emelle (AL)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bethel (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Livingston (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bellamy (AL)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Suqualena, see our County-by-County Page for Suqualena.

Websites to Help Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we depend on the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, UsGenWeb Project, or Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Suqualena:

For pages that are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Lauderdale County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Kemper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Leake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Neshoba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Noxubee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Choctaw County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Sumter County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Lauderdale County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Mississippi

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suqualena. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lauderdale County

The Panormaio website contains photo collections that might contain pictures for the area around Suqualena:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Suqualena. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Suqualena) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Suqualena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Suqualena

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suqualena. The point that we use is located at the coordinates of 32.4424, -88.8244   [Map].

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Suqualena, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Suqualena.


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