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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookhaven ...

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 Brookhaven (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 Brookhaven. 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.

Brookhaven is located in Lincoln County and is the County Seat.

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 Lincoln County: Amite, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Lawrence, Pike & Walthall.

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

  • Lincoln County     (The home county of Brookhaven)
    • New Sight [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sight
      • New Sight [Lincoln County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sight
    • Cobbs [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cobbs
      • Cobbs [Lincoln County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cobbs
  • Amite County
    • Brookside [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookside
      • Brookside [Amite County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookside
    • McElveen [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McElveen
      • McElveen [Amite County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McElveen
    • Liberty [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Amite County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
  • Copiah County
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<3>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Eddiceton [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eddiceton
      • Eddiceton [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eddiceton
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<3>
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<3>
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<3>
  • Hinds County
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • 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 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • 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>
  • Jefferson Davis County
    • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prentiss
      • Prentiss [Jefferson Davis County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prentiss have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prentiss
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prentiss<3>
  • Jefferson County
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
  • Lawrence County
    • Rosella [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosella
      • Rosella [Lawrence County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosella
    • Monticello [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Lawrence County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,472 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monticello<3>
    • Arm [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arm
      • Arm [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arm
    • Silver Creek [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Lawrence County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silver Creek<3>
    • Grange [Lawrence County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grange
      • Grange [Lawrence County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Grange. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<3>
  • Marion County
  • Pike County
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<3>
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<3>
    • Bear Town [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Town
      • Bear Town [Pike County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Town
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<3>
  • Simpson County
    • Shivers [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shivers
      • Shivers [Simpson County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shivers
  • Walthall County
    • Sartinville [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartinville
      • Sartinville [Walthall County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookhaven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartinville
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookhaven
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Brookhaven ...

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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookhaven.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Brookhaven. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Brookhaven and those printed in the larger area surrounding Brookhaven.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 28 miles [45.1 km] of Brookhaven.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Brookhaven:

  • 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 Brookhaven ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookhaven.

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

  • Easthaven Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Easthaven Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Easthaven Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Easthaven Cemetery
  • Rose Hill Cemetery
  • New Hope Church of Christ Cemetery
  • Union Hall Baptist Church Cemetery
  • Godman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Godman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Godman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Godman Cemetery
  • Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Zion Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Zion Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Macedonia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Macedonia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Macedonia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Friendship MB Church Cemetery
    • Brookhaven Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brookhaven Memorial Gardens
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brookhaven Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven Memorial Gardens
    • Rose Hill MB Church Cemetery
    • Dunn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dunn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn Cemetery
    • Burns Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Burns Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Burns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns Cemetery
    • New Hope MB Church Cemetery
    • Hillcrest Church of Christ 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 Brookhaven had a population of 2,142 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Brookhaven had a population of 11,947 people.

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

  • Brookhaven [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brookhaven
    • Brookhaven [Lincoln County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Brookhaven
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,142 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,947 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brookhaven had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brookhaven
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brookhaven<3>
  • Montgomery [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Lincoln County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 19 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Montgomery had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
  • Wesson [Copiah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
    • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,168 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Wesson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<3>
  • Bogue Chitto [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogue Chitto
    • Bogue Chitto [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bogue Chitto had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogue Chitto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogue Chitto
  • Wellman [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellman
    • Wellman [Lincoln County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookhaven
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wellman had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellman
  • Fair River [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair River
    • Fair River [Lincoln County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookhaven
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 170 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fair River had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair River
  • Continue List ...
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 603 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Beauregard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Norfield [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norfield
      • Norfield [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Norfield had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norfield
    • Browns Wells [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Wells
      • Browns Wells [Copiah County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Browns Wells had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Browns Wells
    • Kennolia [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennolia
      • Kennolia [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Brookhaven
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kennolia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennolia
    • Bowerton [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowerton
      • Bowerton [Copiah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookhaven
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bowerton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowerton
    • Martinsville [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [Copiah County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Brookhaven
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Martinsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Caseyville [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caseyville
      • Caseyville [Lincoln County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookhaven
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Caseyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caseyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caseyville
    • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstons Station
      • Johnstons Station [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Brookhaven
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Johnstons Station had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstons Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstons Station
    • Ruth [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruth
      • Ruth [Lincoln County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookhaven
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ruth had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruth

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Brookhaven ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Railroad Mentions for Brookhaven:

A scheduled stop from Illinois Central's timetable for the defunct New Orleans (train schedule from 1947). The New Orleans travelled between Chicago (IL) and New Orleans (LA)

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Mississippi

About Lincoln County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookhaven. 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- Brookhaven) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Brookhaven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Brookhaven

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookhaven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5796, Longitude: -90.4422    
<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>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 Brookhaven, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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