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Our Genealogy Helper for Bentonia ...

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 Bentonia (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 Bentonia. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Bentonia is located in Yazoo 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 Yazoo County: Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Madison, Sharkey & Warren.

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

  • Yazoo County     (The home county of Bentonia)
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
      • Former names for Yazoo City:
      • Hannan's Bluff
      • Manchester
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<3>
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Hinds County
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<3>
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<3>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<3>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,164 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goodman<3>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Humphreys County
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Louise [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Humphreys County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver City
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
  • Madison County
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<3>
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
  • Rankin County
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<3>
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bentonia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<3>
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<3>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<3>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<3>
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
  • Sharkey County
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
  • Warren County
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • Madison Parish (LA)
    • Delta [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
      • Delta [Madison Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bentonia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Bentonia ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bentonia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bentonia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bentonia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bentonia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Bentonia.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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

  • 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Bentonia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bentonia.

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

  • Pleasant Grove MB Church Cemetery
  • Cage Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cage Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cage Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cage Cemetery
  • Smith Chapel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Chapel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Chapel Cemetery
  • Central Holmes Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Central Holmes Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Central Holmes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Holmes Cemetery
  • Woodman Hill MB Church Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Woodman Hill MB Church Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Woodman Hill MB Church Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodman Hill MB Church Cemetery
  • Balfour - Gartley Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Concord MB Church Cemetery
    • Ogden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ogden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ogden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden Cemetery
    • Hinter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hinter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hinter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hinter Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinter Cemetery
    • Hudson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hudson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hudson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hudson Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hudson Cemetery
    • Day Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Day Cemetery
      • Day Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day Cemetery
    • Days Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Days Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Days Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Days Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days Cemetery
    • Ogden Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ogden Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ogden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ogden Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogden Cemetery
    • Flora Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flora Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flora Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Flora Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora Cemetery
    • Cessna Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cessna Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cessna Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cessna Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cessna Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Bentonia had a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Bentonia had a population of 419 people.

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

  • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bentonia had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Anding [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anding
    • Anding [Yazoo County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anding had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Flora [Madison County]
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    • Flora [Madison County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 228 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Flora had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Myrleville [Yazoo County]
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    • Myrleville [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Bentonia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Myrleville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mechanicsburg [Yazoo County]
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    • Mechanicsburg [Yazoo County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mechanicsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Anderson [Madison County]
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    • Anderson [Madison County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anderson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nevada [Hinds County]
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      • Nevada [Hinds County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Nevada had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nevada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Livingston [Madison County]
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      • Livingston [Madison County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 26 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Livingston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Valley [Yazoo County]
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      • Valley [Yazoo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Valley had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
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      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 200 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Satartia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Phoenix [Yazoo County]
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      • Phoenix [Yazoo County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Bentonia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Phoenix had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Pocahontas [Hinds County]
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      • Pocahontas [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pocahontas had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocahontas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mannsdale [Madison County]
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      • Mannsdale [Madison County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mannsdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mannsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hilton [Yazoo County] - Historic
      • While Hilton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilton
      • Hilton [Yazoo County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hilton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Enola [Yazoo County]
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      • Enola [Yazoo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Bentonia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Enola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bentonia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bentonia.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bentonia ...

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

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 Bentonia:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Mississippi

About Yazoo County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bentonia. 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- Bentonia) 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 Bentonia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bentonia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bentonia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6434, Longitude: -90.3693       In this case, the coordinates for Bentonia 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>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 Bentonia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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