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Our Genealogy Helper for Acona ...

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 Acona (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 Acona. 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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Acona is located in Holmes County.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Holmes County: Attala, Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison & Yazoo.

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

  • Holmes County     (The home county of Acona)
    • Ituma [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
      • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ituma
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Keirn [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keirn
      • Keirn [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keirn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keirn
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Wyatt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyatt
      • Wyatt [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyatt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyatt
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,198 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,152 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
  • Attala County
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,615 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 381 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • Carroll County
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Teoc [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Teoc
      • Teoc [Carroll County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Teoc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Teoc
    • Jefferson [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Carroll County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
  • Choctaw County
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 162 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
  • Grenada County
    • Grenada [Grenada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grenada
      • Grenada [Grenada County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,105 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grenada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grenada<3>
  • Humphreys County
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
  • Leflore County
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,457 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,795 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 280 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
  • Montgomery County
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,830 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
    • Kilmichael [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilmichael
      • Kilmichael [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 538 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilmichael
    • Duck Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Hill
      • Duck Hill [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,760 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck Hill
  • Sunflower County
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,059 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 960 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,855 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 72 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,673 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Acona ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Acona.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Acona, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Acona.

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 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 Acona:

  • 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 Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Acona ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Acona.

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

  • Acona Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Acona Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Acona Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona Cemetery
  • Vanhoughton Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vanhoughton Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vanhoughton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vanhoughton Cemetery
  • Dixon Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dixon Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dixon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixon Cemetery
  • Reeves Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reeves Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reeves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeves Cemetery
  • Bethel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
  • Jordan Bailey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jordan Bailey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jordan Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Bailey Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Streater Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Streater Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Streater Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Streater Cemetery
    • Keirn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Keirn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Keirn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keirn Cemetery
    • Beall - Stigler Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beall - Stigler Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beall - Stigler Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beall - Stigler Cemetery
    • Thurman Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thurman Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thurman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thurman Cemetery
    • Melton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Melton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Melton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melton Cemetery
    • Blackhawk Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blackhawk Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blackhawk Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk Cemetery
    • Hines Memorial Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hines Memorial Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hines Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hines Memorial Cemetery
    • Wanlaw Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wanlaw Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wanlaw Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wanlaw Cemetery

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 in 1895, Acona had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Acona [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
    • Acona [Holmes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Acona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Acona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
  • Ituma [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
    • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ituma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ituma
  • Emory [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emory
    • Emory [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Acona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Emory had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emory have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emory
  • Lexington [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
    • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Acona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,075 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,412 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lexington had a post office and railroad service
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  • Keirn [Holmes County]
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    • Keirn [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Acona
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keirn had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keirn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tchula [Holmes County]
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    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,905 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tchula had a post office and railroad service
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    • Cruger [Holmes County]
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      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Acona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cruger had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Howard [Holmes County]
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      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Acona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sidon [Leflore County]
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      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Acona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 461 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sidon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
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      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 533 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 931 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Vaiden had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Franklin [Holmes County]
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      • Franklin [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Acona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Durant [Holmes County]
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      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Acona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,259 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durant had a post office and railroad service
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    • Beatty [Carroll County]
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      • Beatty [Carroll County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Acona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Beatty had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beatty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
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      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 488 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 171 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Carrollton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Malmaison [Carroll County]
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      • Malmaison [Carroll County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Acona
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Malmaison had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Malmaison 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 Acona. See our List of 1890's Communities around Acona.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Acona ...

While our initial data about Acona came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Acona 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 Acona.

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 Acona:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Holmes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.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- Acona) 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 Acona. 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 AconaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2714, Longitude: -90.0163    
<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 Acona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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