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Our Genealogy Helper for Belen ...

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 Belen (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 Belen. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Belen is located in Quitman 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 Quitman County: Coahoma, Panola, Tallahatchie & Tunica.

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

  • Quitman County     (The home county of Belen)
    • Marks [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
      • Marks [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
    • Lambert [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lambert
      • Lambert [Quitman County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,343 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert
    • Falcon [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon
      • Falcon [Quitman County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 143 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon
    • Bobo [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobo
      • Bobo [Quitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bobo
    • Sledge [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sledge
      • Sledge [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sledge
    • Vance [Quitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vance
      • Vance [Quitman County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vance
  • Bolivar County
    • Alligator [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alligator
      • Alligator [Bolivar County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 187 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alligator
    • Duncan [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncan
      • Duncan [Bolivar County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncan
    • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hushpuckena
      • Hushpuckena [Bolivar County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hushpuckena
    • Shelby [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelby
      • Shelby [Bolivar County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,949 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shelby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shelby<3>
    • Winstonville [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winstonville
      • Winstonville [Bolivar County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winstonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winstonville
    • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound Bayou
      • Mound Bayou [Bolivar County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,370 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Bayou
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mound Bayou<3>
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
    • Gunnison [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunnison
      • Gunnison [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 408 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gunnison
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
  • Coahoma County
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<3>
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<3>
    • Rich [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich
      • Rich [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon
      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarksdale
      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Hopson [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopson
      • Hopson [Coahoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopson
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lula
      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<3>
    • Claremont [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claremont
      • Claremont [Coahoma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claremont
    • Powell [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powell
      • Powell [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powell
    • Friars Point [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friars Point
      • Friars Point [Coahoma County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,015 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friars Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friars Point
    • Roundaway [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Coahoma County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
  • Panola County
    • Mims [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mims
      • Mims [Panola County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mims
    • Crowder [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowder
      • Crowder [Panola County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 639 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowder
    • Crenshaw [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crenshaw
      • Crenshaw [Panola County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 845 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crenshaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crenshaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crenshaw<3>
    • Askew [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Askew
      • Askew [Panola County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Askew
    • Longtown [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longtown
      • Longtown [Panola County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longtown
    • Courtland [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtland
      • Courtland [Panola County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtland
    • Pope [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pope
      • Pope [Panola County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 248 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pope
    • Batesville [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Batesville
      • Batesville [Panola County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,218 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Batesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Batesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Batesville<3>
    • Sardis [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sardis
      • Sardis [Panola County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,581 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sardis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sardis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sardis<3>
    • Como [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Como
      • Como [Panola County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Como
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Como<3>
    • Terza [Panola County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terza
      • Terza [Panola County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terza
  • Sunflower County
    • Rome [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
      • Rome [Sunflower County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Albin [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albin
      • Albin [Tallahatchie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albin
    • Charleston [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Tallahatchie County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<3>
    • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Lake
      • Swan Lake [Tallahatchie County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Lake
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
  • Tate County
    • Senatobia [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Senatobia
      • Senatobia [Tate County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Senatobia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Senatobia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Senatobia<3>
    • Coldwater [Tate County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coldwater
      • Coldwater [Tate County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coldwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coldwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coldwater<3>
  • Tunica County
    • Clayton [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Tunica County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
    • Peyton [Tunica County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peyton
      • Peyton [Tunica County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Belen
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Peyton. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Tunica [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [Tunica County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunica<3>
    • North Tunica [Tunica County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Tunica
      • North Tunica [Tunica County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Tunica
  • Yalobusha County
    • Oakland [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Yalobusha County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 501 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakland<3>
    • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillatoba
      • Tillatoba [Yalobusha County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillatoba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillatoba
  • Lee County (AR)
    • Phillips Bayou [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phillips Bayou
      • Phillips Bayou [Lee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phillips Bayou
    • LaGrange [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for LaGrange
      • LaGrange [Lee County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 71 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for LaGrange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LaGrange
    • Rondo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rondo
      • Rondo [Lee County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rondo
  • Phillips County (AR)
    • Helena [Phillips County]
    • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena - West Helena
      • Helena - West Helena [Phillips County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,299 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena - West Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena - West Helena
    • Old Town [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Phillips County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • West Helena [Phillips County]
    • Oneida [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oneida
      • Oneida [Phillips County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oneida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oneida
    • Elaine [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elaine
      • Elaine [Phillips County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elaine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elaine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elaine<3>
    • Lakeview [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
      • Lakeview [Phillips County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 358 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview
    • Wabash [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wabash
      • Wabash [Phillips County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wabash
    • Barton [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barton
      • Barton [Phillips County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barton
    • Lexa [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexa
      • Lexa [Phillips County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lexa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexa<3>
    • Marvell [Phillips County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvell
      • Marvell [Phillips County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 916 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marvell<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Belen ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Belen.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Belen. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Belen and those printed in the larger area surrounding Belen.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Belen.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Belen:

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Belen ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Belen.

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

  • Belen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Belen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Belen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen Cemetery
  • Chrestman Cemetery
  • Chrestman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chrestman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chrestman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chrestman Cemetery
  • Posey Mound Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Posey Mound Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Posey Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Posey Mound Cemetery
  • Lambert Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lambert Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lambert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lambert Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Belen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert Cemetery
  • Alcorn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Alcorn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Alcorn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alcorn Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alcorn Cemetery
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    • Gleason Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gleason Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gleason Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gleason Grove Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gleason Grove Cemetery
    • Jonestown Cemetery
    • Coahoma County Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coahoma County Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coahoma County Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coahoma County Memorial Gardens lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma County Memorial Gardens
    • Denton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Denton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Denton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Denton Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denton Cemetery
    • Alexander Church Cemetery
    • Heavenly Rest Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heavenly Rest Cemetery
      • The Heavenly Rest Cemetery is located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Lyon.Stated another way, Heavenly Rest Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavenly Rest Cemetery
    • Youngs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Youngs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Youngs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Youngs Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngs Cemetery
    • Hull Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hull Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hull Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hull Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull Cemetery
    • Coahoma Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Coahoma Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Coahoma Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Coahoma Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma 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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Belen had a population of 184 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Belen [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belen
    • Belen [Quitman County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Belen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 184 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Belen had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belen
  • Marks [Quitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marks
    • Marks [Quitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Belen
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,419 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marks had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marks
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marks<3>
  • Jonestown [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Coahoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 286 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jonestown had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonestown<3>
  • Eagles Nest [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Nest
    • Eagles Nest [Coahoma County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eagles Nest had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Nest
  • Matagorda [Coahoma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matagorda
    • Matagorda [Coahoma County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Matagorda had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matagorda have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matagorda
  • Wildwood [Coahoma County] - Historic
    • While Wildwood was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
    • Wildwood [Coahoma County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wildwood had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Clover Hill [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
      • Clover Hill [Coahoma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clover Hill had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
    • Lyon [Coahoma County]
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      • Lyon [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lyon had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon
    • Rich [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich
      • Rich [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rich had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich
    • Coahoma [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coahoma
      • Coahoma [Coahoma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 225 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 320 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coahoma had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coahoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coahoma<3>
    • Clarksdale [Coahoma County]
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      • Clarksdale [Coahoma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 781 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,894 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clarksdale had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarksdale
    • Lula [Coahoma County]
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      • Lula [Coahoma County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Belen
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lula had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lula<3>
    • Dublin [Coahoma County]
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      • Dublin [Coahoma County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Belen
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 102 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dublin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin
    • Dickerson [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickerson
      • Dickerson [Coahoma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dickerson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickerson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickerson
    • Stovall [Coahoma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stovall
      • Stovall [Coahoma County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Belen
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stovall had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stovall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stovall

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Belen ...

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

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 Belen:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Mississippi

About Quitman County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Belen. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Belen) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Belen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2732, Longitude: -90.3543       In this case, the coordinates for Belen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Belen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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