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Our Genealogy Helper for Algoma ...

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 Algoma (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 Algoma. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

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

Algoma is located in Pontotoc 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 Pontotoc County: Calhoun, Chickasaw, Lafayette, Lee & Union.

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

  • Pontotoc County     (The home county of Algoma)
    • Pannell [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pannell
      • Pannell [Pontotoc County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pannell
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,227 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<2>
    • Goodford [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodford
      • Goodford [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodford
    • Nixon [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nixon
      • Nixon [Pontotoc County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nixon
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<2>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<2>
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 703 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<2>
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<2>
  • Calhoun County
    • Banner [Calhoun County]
    • Vardaman [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vardaman
      • Vardaman [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,259 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vardaman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vardaman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vardaman<2>
    • Bruce [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruce
      • Bruce [Calhoun County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bruce<2>
    • Pittsboro [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittsboro
      • Pittsboro [Calhoun County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittsboro
    • Derma [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derma
      • Derma [Calhoun County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 961 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derma
    • Benela [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benela
      • Benela [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benela
    • Calhoun City [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Calhoun City
      • Calhoun City [Calhoun County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,649 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Calhoun City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Calhoun City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Calhoun City<2>
    • Big Creek [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Creek
      • Big Creek [Calhoun County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek
    • Slate Spring [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Spring
      • Slate Spring [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Spring
    • Slate Springs [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Springs
      • Slate Springs [Calhoun County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Springs
  • Chickasaw County
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
      • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 601 people
      • Former names for New Houlka:
      • Houlka
      • Old Houlka
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    • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Vleet
      • Van Vleet [Chickasaw County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Vleet
    • Houston [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houston
      • Houston [Chickasaw County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,375 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houston<2>
    • Okolona [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Okolona
      • Okolona [Chickasaw County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,577 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Okolona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Okolona<2>
    • Egypt [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Chickasaw County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
    • Woodland [Chickasaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Chickasaw County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
  • Clay County
    • Una [Clay County]
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      • Una [Clay County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Una
  • Holmes County
    • Egypt [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
      • Egypt [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Itawamba County
    • Greenwood [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Itawamba County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,119 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<2>
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,846 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
  • Lafayette County
    • Lafayette Springs [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lafayette Springs
      • Lafayette Springs [Lafayette County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lafayette Springs
    • De Lay [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for De Lay
      • De Lay [Lafayette County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for De Lay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on De Lay
    • Altus [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altus
      • Altus [Lafayette County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altus
    • Oxford [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxford
      • Oxford [Lafayette County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxford
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oxford<2>
    • Taylor [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lafayette County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 457 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<2>
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<2>
  • Lee County
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,209 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shannon
      • Shannon [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,765 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shannon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shannon<2>
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 38,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<2>
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,125 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<2>
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Fork
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,071 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<2>
    • Boggan Bend [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggan Bend
      • Boggan Bend [Lee County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Corrona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corrona
      • Corrona [Lee County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corrona
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Richmond [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,797 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<2>
  • Marshall County
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 463 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<2>
  • Monroe County
    • Nettleton [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Monroe County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
    • New Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Wren
      • New Wren [Monroe County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
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    • Wren [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wren
      • Wren [Monroe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wren
    • Gibson [Monroe County]
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      • Gibson [Monroe County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
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    • Amory [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amory
      • Amory [Monroe County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,714 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amory
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    • Hatley [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hatley
      • Hatley [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hatley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hatley
    • Smithville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithville
      • Smithville [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithville<2>
    • Aberdeen [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
      • Aberdeen [Monroe County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,268 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<2>
  • Prentiss County
    • Baldwyn [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Prentiss County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<2>
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
  • Tippah County
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Dumas [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
      • Dumas [Tippah County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
  • Union County
    • Fairview [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairview
      • Fairview [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairview
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ingomar
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<2>
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,771 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<2>
    • Darden [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darden
      • Darden [Union County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darden
    • Alpine [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Union County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
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    • Graham [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Union County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Webster County
    • Mantee [Webster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantee
      • Mantee [Webster County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 215 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantee
  • Yalobusha County
    • Water Valley [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Valley
      • Water Valley [Yalobusha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,221 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Water Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Water Valley<2>
    • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coffeeville
      • Coffeeville [Yalobusha County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 811 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coffeeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coffeeville<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Algoma ...

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 58 newspapers that have been published in the area around Algoma.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Algoma, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Algoma.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Algoma:

  • 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 Algoma ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Algoma.

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

  • Friendship Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Friendship Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Friendship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship Cemetery
  • McCleskey Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCleskey Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCleskey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleskey Cemetery
  • Ware Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ware Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ware Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ware Cemetery
  • Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove Cemetery
  • Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ebenezer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ebenezer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer Cemetery
  • Pontotoc City Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Redland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Redland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Redland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Redland Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redland Cemetery
    • Wardlow Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wardlow Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wardlow Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wardlow Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wardlow Cemetery
    • Oak Forest Cemetery
    • Weatherall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Weatherall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Weatherall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Weatherall Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weatherall Cemetery
    • Indian Creek Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Indian Creek Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Indian Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Indian Creek Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Creek Cemetery
    • Cooke Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cooke Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cooke Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cooke Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooke Cemetery
    • East County Line Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the East County Line Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the East County Line Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • East County Line Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East County Line Cemetery
    • Holladay Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holladay Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holladay Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holladay Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Algoma.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holladay 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Algoma had a population of 65 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2020, Algoma had a population of 680 people.

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

  • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 65 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Algoma had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<2>
  • Chiwapa [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chiwapa
    • Chiwapa [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chiwapa had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chiwapa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chiwapa
  • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 535 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pontotoc had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<2>
  • Randolph [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph
    • Randolph [Pontotoc County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Randolph had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph
  • New Houlka [Chickasaw County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Houlka
    • New Houlka [Chickasaw County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 601 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, New Houlka had a post office and no railroad service
    • Former names for New Houlka:
    • Houlka
    • Old Houlka
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  • Troy [Pontotoc County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy [Pontotoc County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 175 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Troy had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
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    • Furrs [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furrs
      • Furrs [Pontotoc County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Algoma
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Furrs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furrs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furrs
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 695 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thaxton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<2>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 190 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Toccopola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
    • Coleville [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • While Coleville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coleville
      • Coleville [Chickasaw County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Algoma
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coleville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Creek
      • Cherry Creek [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 173 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cherry Creek had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Creek
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Algoma
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,067 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ecru had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<2>
    • Ridge [Chickasaw County] - Historic
      • While Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge
      • Ridge [Chickasaw County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Algoma
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sarepta [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Calhoun County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sarepta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
    • Chesterville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chesterville
      • Chesterville [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Algoma
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Chesterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chesterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chesterville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Algoma. See our List of 1890's Communities around Algoma.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Algoma ...

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

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 Algoma:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Southern States
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2001
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Algoma. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Algoma) 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 Algoma. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlgomaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Algoma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1789, Longitude: -89.0335       In this case, the coordinates for Algoma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Algoma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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