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Our Genealogy Helper for Boston ...

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 Boston (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Boston. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Boston is located in Thomas County.

To see how the shape of Georgia's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Thomas County: Jefferson (FL), Leon (FL), Brooks, Colquitt, Grady & Mitchell.

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

  • Thomas County     (The home county of Boston)
    • Newark [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
      • Newark [Thomas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newark
    • Pavo [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavo
      • Pavo [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavo<3>
    • Thomasville [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
      • Thomasville [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,493 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomasville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
    • Fredonia [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredonia
      • Fredonia [Thomas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredonia
    • Dewey City [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey City
      • Dewey City [Thomas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey City
    • Coolidge [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coolidge
      • Coolidge [Thomas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolidge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coolidge<3>
    • Ochlocknee [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ochlocknee
      • Ochlocknee [Thomas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochlocknee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ochlocknee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ochlocknee<3>
    • Hansell [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansell
      • Hansell [Thomas County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hansell
    • Meigs [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meigs
      • Meigs [Thomas County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,029 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meigs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meigs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meigs<3>
  • Berrien County
    • Ray City [Berrien County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ray City
      • Ray City [Berrien County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,105 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ray City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ray City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ray City<3>
  • Brooks County
    • Dixie [Brooks County]
    • Barwick [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barwick
      • Barwick [Brooks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 374 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barwick<3>
    • Quitman [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Brooks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Fodie [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fodie
      • Fodie [Brooks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fodie
    • Empress [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Empress
      • Empress [Brooks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Empress
    • Tallokas [Brooks County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallokas
      • Tallokas [Brooks County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallokas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Morven [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Brooks County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morven<3>
    • Barney [Brooks County]
    • McIntyre Spring [Brooks County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McIntyre Spring
      • McIntyre Spring [Brooks County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McIntyre Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Colquitt County
    • Berlin [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Colquitt County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<3>
    • Moultrie [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moultrie
      • Moultrie [Colquitt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,149 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moultrie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moultrie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moultrie<3>
    • Riverside [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside
      • Riverside [Colquitt County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside
    • Funston [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funston
      • Funston [Colquitt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 447 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Funston<3>
    • Ellenton [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellenton
      • Ellenton [Colquitt County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ellenton<3>
    • Hartsfield [Colquitt County]
    • Norman Park [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman Park
      • Norman Park [Colquitt County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norman Park<3>
    • Doerun [Colquitt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doerun
      • Doerun [Colquitt County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doerun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doerun<3>
  • Cook County
    • Cecil [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
      • Cecil [Cook County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cecil<3>
    • Adel [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adel
      • Adel [Cook County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,354 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Adel<3>
    • Sparks [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparks
      • Sparks [Cook County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,015 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sparks<3>
    • Lenox [Cook County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenox
      • Lenox [Cook County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 843 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenox
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lenox<3>
  • Decatur County
    • Climax [Decatur County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Decatur County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Climax<3>
  • Grady County
    • Woodland [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Grady County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 353 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
    • Midway [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
      • Midway [Grady County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
    • Cairo [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cairo
      • Cairo [Grady County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cairo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cairo<3>
    • Spence [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spence
      • Spence [Grady County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
    • Good Hope [Grady County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
      • Good Hope [Grady County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Reno [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reno
      • Reno [Grady County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 285 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reno have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reno
    • Whigham [Grady County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whigham
      • Whigham [Grady County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whigham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whigham<3>
    • Calvary [Grady County]
  • Lowndes County
    • Shiloh [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Lowndes County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Mineola [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineola
      • Mineola [Lowndes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 150 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineola
    • Barko Village [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barko Village
      • Barko Village [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barko Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barko Village
    • Clyattville [Lowndes County]
    • Remerton [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Remerton
      • Remerton [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Remerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Remerton
    • Hahira [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hahira
      • Hahira [Lowndes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,050 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahira
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hahira<3>
    • Valdosta [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valdosta
      • Valdosta [Lowndes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 56,668 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valdosta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Valdosta<3>
    • Franklinville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinville
      • Franklinville [Lowndes County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 971 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinville
    • Dasher [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dasher
      • Dasher [Lowndes County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,025 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dasher have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dasher
    • Lake Park [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Park
      • Lake Park [Lowndes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Park
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Park<3>
  • Mitchell County
    • Cotton [Mitchell County]
    • Pelham [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelham
      • Pelham [Mitchell County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelham<3>
    • Sale City [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sale City
      • Sale City [Mitchell County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 341 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sale City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sale City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sale City<3>
    • Camilla [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camilla
      • Camilla [Mitchell County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,941 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camilla<3>
    • Greenough [Mitchell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenough
      • Greenough [Mitchell County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenough have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenough
  • Tift County
    • Omega [Tift County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Omega
      • Omega [Tift County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,222 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Omega
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Omega<3>
  • Gadsden County (FL)
    • Havana [Gadsden County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havana
      • Havana [Gadsden County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havana<3>
  • Jefferson County (FL)
    • Monticello [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Aucilla [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucilla
      • Aucilla [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aucilla
    • Lloyd [Jefferson County]
    • Lamont [Jefferson County]
    • Waukeenah [Jefferson County]
    • Wacissa [Jefferson County]
  • Leon County (FL)
    • Miccosukee [Leon County]
    • Capitola [Leon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capitola
      • Capitola [Leon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capitola
    • Tallahassee [Leon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallahassee
      • Tallahassee [Leon County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 196,326 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallahassee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallahassee<3>
  • Madison County (FL)
    • Hamburg [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
    • Greenville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Cherry Lake [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Lake
      • Cherry Lake [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Lake
    • Pinetta [Madison County]
    • Leland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Lee [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee
      • Lee [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 333 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lee<3>
  • Taylor County (FL)

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Boston ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Boston.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Boston. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Boston and those printed in the larger area surrounding Boston.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Boston.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Florida
    • Stories from Georgia

Cemeteries Near Boston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Boston.

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 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 Boston covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Boston City Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boston City Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boston City Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston City Cemetery
  • McMurray Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McMurray Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McMurray Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Barnes Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barnes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Centenary Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Centenary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Antioch Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ozell Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ozell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Summerhill Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summerhill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mallette Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mallette Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Beasley Cemetery
    • Hamm City Church Cemetery
    • Richland Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carr Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Carr Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williams Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ramsey Cemetery
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    • Williams Cemetery
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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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Boston had a population of 646 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Boston had a population of 1,313 people.

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

  • Boston [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston
    • Boston [Thomas County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 646 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,313 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boston<3>
  • Dixie [Brooks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
    • Dixie [Brooks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dixie had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dixie<3>
  • Aucilla [Thomas County] - Historic
    • While Aucilla was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucilla
    • Aucilla [Thomas County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 88 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Aucilla had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aucilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Patten [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patten
    • Patten [Thomas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Boston
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Patten had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patten have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Thomasville [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomasville
    • Thomasville [Thomas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,514 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,493 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomasville had a post office and railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thomasville<3>
  • Metcalf [Thomas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalf
    • Metcalf [Thomas County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Metcalf had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Quitman [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Brooks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,868 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,625 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Quitman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quitman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Monticello [Jefferson County]
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      • Monticello [Jefferson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,218 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,453 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Monticello had a post office and railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Chastain [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chastain
      • Chastain [Thomas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chastain had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chastain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ochlocknee [Thomas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ochlocknee
      • Ochlocknee [Thomas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 202 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ochlocknee had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochlocknee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ochlocknee<3>
    • Miccosukee [Leon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miccosukee
      • Miccosukee [Leon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Miccosukee had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miccosukee<3>
    • Morven [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morven
      • Morven [Brooks County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Boston
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 544 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morven had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morven have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morven<3>
    • Aucilla [Jefferson County]
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      • Aucilla [Jefferson County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Boston
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Aucilla had a post office and railroad service
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    • Nankin [Brooks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nankin
      • Nankin [Brooks County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nankin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nankin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ousley [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ousley
      • Ousley [Lowndes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Boston
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ousley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ousley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Boston. See our List of 1890's Communities around Boston.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Boston ...

While our initial data about Boston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Boston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Boston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Boston:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Boston in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Boston for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Boston. See our Misc Page for Boston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Georgia

About Thomas County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Thomas County: www.thomascountyboc.org/

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boston) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Boston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BostonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7936, Longitude: -83.7898    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 significantly 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 Boston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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