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Our Genealogy Helper for Butler ...

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 Butler (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 Butler. 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the 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 east 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.

Butler is located in Holmes 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 Holmes County: Attala, Carroll, Humphreys, Leflore, Madison & Yazoo.

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

  • Holmes County     (The home county of Butler)
    • Gwin [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gwin
      • Gwin [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gwin
    • Tchula [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
      • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
    • Mileston [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
      • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake
    • Jones Crossing [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Crossing
      • Jones Crossing [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Crossing
    • Acona [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acona
      • Acona [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acona
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • 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>
    • Pickens [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
      • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • 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>
  • Attala County
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sallis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sallis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sallis<3>
  • Bolivar County
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shaw
  • Carroll County
    • Coila [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coila
      • Coila [Carroll County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coila
    • Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carrollton
      • Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carrollton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carrollton<3>
    • North Carrollton [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Carrollton
      • North Carrollton [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Carrollton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Carrollton
    • Vaiden [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vaiden
      • Vaiden [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vaiden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaiden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vaiden<3>
  • Hinds County
    • Delta City [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta City
      • Delta City [Hinds County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta City
  • Humphreys County
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,915 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belzoni
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belzoni<3>
    • Silver City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver City
      • Silver City [Humphreys County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • 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
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gooden Lake
      • Gooden Lake [Humphreys County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gooden Lake
    • Lake City [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Humphreys County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • 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 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • 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
  • Leflore County
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 238 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Roebuck [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roebuck
      • Roebuck [Leflore County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roebuck
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,809 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Itta Bena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Itta Bena<3>
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schlater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schlater
    • Money [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Money
      • Money [Leflore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Money
  • Montgomery County
    • Winona [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winona
      • Winona [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,964 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winona<3>
  • Sharkey County
    • Richey [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richey
      • Richey [Sharkey County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richey
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • 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 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler
      • 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>
  • Sunflower County
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 866 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inverness have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inverness
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddsville
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
  • Washington County
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leland<3>
  • Yazoo County
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • 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
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
      • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • 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>
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • 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

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

Newspapers Published in Butler ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Butler.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Butler, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Butler.

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 helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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 Butler ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Butler.

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

  • Albino Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Albino Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Albino Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albino Cemetery
  • New Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Zion Cemetery
  • Mathena Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mathena Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mathena Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mathena Cemetery
  • Lennard Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lennard Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lennard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lennard Cemetery
  • Marcella Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Marcella Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Marcella Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Marcella Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Butler.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcella Cemetery
  • St. Johns Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Johns Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Johns Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • St. Johns Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Johns Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Graves Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Graves Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Graves Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Graves Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Butler.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graves Cemetery
    • Pinecrest Cemetery
    • Wyatt Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyatt Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyatt Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Wyatt Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyatt Cemetery
    • Cunliff Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cunliff Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cunliff Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cunliff Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Butler.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cunliff Cemetery
    • Rose Bank Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rose Bank Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rose Bank Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rose Bank Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Butler.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Bank Cemetery
    • Holly Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holly Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Holly Grove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Grove Cemetery
    • Fullilove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fullilove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fullilove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fullilove Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler.
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    • Jones Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jones Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jones Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jones Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Butler.
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    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler.
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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>

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

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

  • Tchula [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tchula
    • Tchula [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 600 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Tchula had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tchula
  • Keirn [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keirn
    • Keirn [Holmes County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keirn had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keirn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keirn
  • Marcella [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marcella
    • Marcella [Holmes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Butler
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Marcella had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marcella have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marcella
  • Cruger [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
    • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Butler
    • Estimated population in 2019: 336 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cruger had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cruger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cruger
  • Good Hope [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Butler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Good Hope had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mileston [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mileston
    • Mileston [Holmes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Butler
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mileston had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mileston
  • Continue List ...
    • Howard [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Holmes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Howard had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Thornton [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thornton
      • Thornton [Holmes County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Thornton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thornton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ituma [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ituma
      • Ituma [Holmes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ituma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ituma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sheppardtown [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheppardtown
      • Sheppardtown [Leflore County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 78 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sheppardtown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheppardtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheppardtown
    • Pluto [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pluto
      • Pluto [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pluto had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pluto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pluto
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 12 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bee Lake had a post office and railroad service
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
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    • Tolarville [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tolarville
      • Tolarville [Holmes County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tolarville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tolarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tolarville
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Butler
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 119 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 464 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sidon had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sidon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sidon
    • Eulogy [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eulogy
      • Eulogy [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Butler
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Eulogy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eulogy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eulogy

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Butler) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butler. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2276, Longitude: -90.2990       In this case, the coordinates for Butler 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>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Butler, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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