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Our Genealogy Helper for Brookleigh ...

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 Brookleigh (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 Brookleigh. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 hospitals 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.

Brookleigh is located in Hinds 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 Hinds County: Claiborne, Copiah, Madison, Rankin, Simpson, Warren & Yazoo.

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

  • Hinds County     (The home county of Brookleigh)
    • Byram [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byram
      • Byram [Hinds County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2015: 11,509 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byram
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Byram<2>
    • Choctaw Village [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw Village
      • Choctaw Village [Hinds County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choctaw Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw Village
    • Jackson [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
    • Terry [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
      • Terry [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<2>
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<2>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • North Town Plaza [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Town Plaza
      • North Town Plaza [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Town Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Town Plaza
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<2>
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<2>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<2>
  • Copiah County
    • Crystal Springs [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
      • Crystal Springs [Copiah County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,715 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal Springs<2>
    • Georgetown [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Copiah County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Hazlehurst [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazlehurst
      • Hazlehurst [Copiah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,730 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazlehurst
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazlehurst<2>
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
    • Beauregard [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard
      • Beauregard [Copiah County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard
    • Wesson [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wesson
      • Wesson [Copiah County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,722 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesson<2>
  • Lawrence County
    • New Hebron [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Hebron
      • New Hebron [Lawrence County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Hebron
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Hebron<2>
  • Madison County
    • Ridgeland [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeland
      • Ridgeland [Madison County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,104 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeland<2>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<2>
    • Adelle [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adelle
      • Adelle [Madison County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adelle
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<2>
    • Kearney Park [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney Park
      • Kearney Park [Madison County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney Park
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<2>
  • Rankin County
    • Richland [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Rankin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<2>
    • Florence [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,494 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florence<2>
    • Clear Branch [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Branch
      • Clear Branch [Rankin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Branch
    • Pearl [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,510 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl<2>
    • Alonzo [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alonzo
      • Alonzo [Rankin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alonzo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alonzo
    • Flowood [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowood
      • Flowood [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,380 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flowood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flowood<2>
    • Brandon [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandon
      • Brandon [Rankin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brandon<2>
    • Cato [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cato
      • Cato [Rankin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cato
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<2>
    • Puckett [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puckett
      • Puckett [Rankin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 348 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Puckett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puckett
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
  • Scott County
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<2>
  • Simpson County
    • Braxton [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Braxton
      • Braxton [Simpson County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 179 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Braxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Braxton
    • D'Lo [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for D'Lo
      • D'Lo [Simpson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 437 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for D'Lo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on D'Lo
    • Mendenhall [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mendenhall
      • Mendenhall [Simpson County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,387 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mendenhall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendenhall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendenhall<2>
    • Magee [Simpson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magee
      • Magee [Simpson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,097 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magee<2>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Warren County
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<2>
  • Yazoo County
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<2>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia

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

Newspapers Published in Brookleigh ...

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 155 newspapers that have been published in the area around Brookleigh.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Brookleigh, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Brookleigh.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites 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 Brookleigh:

  • 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 Brookleigh ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Brookleigh.

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

  • McGowen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McGowen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McGowen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGowen Cemetery
  • Jackson Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jackson Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jackson Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Memorial Gardens
  • Big Creek Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Big Creek Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Big Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Creek 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
  • Cleary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cleary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleary Cemetery
  • Richland Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Richland Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Richland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bailey Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bailey Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bailey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bailey Cemetery
    • Spring Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Spring Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Spring Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Ridge Cemetery
    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Cemetery
    • Lincoln Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lincoln Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lincoln Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Cemetery
    • Willow Park Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Willow Park Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Willow Park Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Willow Park Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Park Cemetery
    • Benevolent Society Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benevolent Society Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benevolent Society Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Benevolent Society Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benevolent Society Cemetery
    • Terry Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Terry Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Terry Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Terry Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry Cemetery
    • Sinai Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sinai Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sinai Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sinai Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinai Cemetery
    • Pearson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pearson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pearson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pearson Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearson 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>

While we didn't find Brookleigh in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Brookleigh.

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

  • Van Winkle [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Van Winkle
    • Van Winkle [Hinds County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Van Winkle had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Winkle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Midway [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Midway
    • Midway [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Midway had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midway
  • Terry [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terry
    • Terry [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Brookleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 325 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,227 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Terry had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terry<2>
  • Jackson [Hinds County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
    • Jackson [Hinds County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Brookleigh
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 5,920 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 160,628 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Jackson had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<2>
  • Whites [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whites
    • Whites [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Whites had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whites have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pearson [Rankin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearson
    • Pearson [Rankin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pearson had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McRaven [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McRaven
      • McRaven [Hinds County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, McRaven had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McRaven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McRaven
    • Palestine [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Palestine had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Brookleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 500 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Raymond had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<2>
    • King [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, King had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Monterey [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Rankin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Monterey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Brookleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 330 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clinton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<2>
    • Dry Grove [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Grove
      • Dry Grove [Hinds County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Brookleigh
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Dry Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Grove
    • Greenfield [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Rankin County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Greenfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Cynthia [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cynthia
      • Cynthia [Hinds County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Brookleigh
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cynthia had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cynthia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cynthia

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Brookleigh. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Hinds County: www.co.hinds.ms.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Brookleigh) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Brookleigh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2065, Longitude: -90.2523       In this case, the coordinates for Brookleigh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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 Brookleigh, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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