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Welcome to Americus ...

So far, we have found very little information about Americus. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Americus to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Americus, please Contact Us.


Americus would have been located within present day Jackson County<2>.

We aren't confident of the location of Americus, so consider the above location as an estimate.<3>

Time Zone: The area where Americus was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Americus would have been located in the (228) area code.

Communities Also Named Americus ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Americus - they are located in Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas and Missouri.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Americus.

Communities near Americus ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Americus.

  • Lucedale [George County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucedale
    • Lucedale [George County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the north of Americus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,153 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucedale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lucedale<6>
  • Wilmer [Mobile County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmer
    • Wilmer [Mobile County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Americus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmer<6>
  • Wade [Jackson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wade
    • Wade [Jackson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the south of Americus
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wade have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wade
  • Brewton [Jackson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brewton
    • Brewton [Jackson County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Americus
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Brewton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Brewton has also been known as:
    • Brewer's Bluff
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hurley [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurley
      • Hurley [Jackson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hurley<6>
    • Agricola [George County]
    • Big Point [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Point
      • Big Point [Jackson County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Americus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Point
    • Vancleave [Jackson County]
    • Coll Town [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coll Town
      • Coll Town [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the south of Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coll Town have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coll Town
    • Helena [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Americus
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Americus. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Americus.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Americus. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Americus.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Americus. See our Newspapers Page for Americus.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Jackson County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jackson County: www.co.jackson.ms.us/

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Americus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Americus) 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 Americus. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Americus

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Americus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7096, Longitude: -88.5961    
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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