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Our Genealogy Helper for Carthage ...

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 Carthage (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 Carthage. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Carthage is located in Leake 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 Leake County: Attala, Madison, Neshoba, Newton, Scott & Winston.

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

  • Leake County     (The home county of Carthage)
    • Redwater [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Leake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
    • Standing Pine [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
      • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Pine
    • Tuscola [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuscola
      • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuscola
    • Lena [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
  • Attala County
    • Newport [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Attala County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Kosciusko [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kosciusko
      • Kosciusko [Attala County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,720 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kosciusko have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kosciusko
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kosciusko<3>
    • Sallis [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sallis
      • Sallis [Attala County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • 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>
    • Ethel [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ethel
      • Ethel [Attala County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 385 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ethel
    • Possumneck [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possumneck
      • Possumneck [Attala County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possumneck
    • McCool [Attala County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCool
      • McCool [Attala County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 124 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCool
  • Choctaw County
    • French Camp [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Camp
      • French Camp [Choctaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 165 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Camp<3>
    • Weir [Choctaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weir
      • Weir [Choctaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 427 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weir have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weir
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weir<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Goodman [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodman
      • Goodman [Holmes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • 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>
    • Durant [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durant
      • Durant [Holmes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,262 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Durant<3>
    • Richland [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Holmes County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
    • West [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West
      • West [Holmes County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 149 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West<3>
    • Lexington [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lexington
      • Lexington [Holmes County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,453 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lexington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lexington<3>
  • Madison County
    • Sharon [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [Madison County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
    • Madisonville [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
    • Maris Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maris Town
      • Maris Town [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maris Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maris Town
    • Mill Town [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Madison County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Canton [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
      • Canton [Madison County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<3>
    • Madison [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madison
      • Madison [Madison County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 25,661 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madison
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madison<3>
  • Neshoba County
    • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hill
      • Laurel Hill [Neshoba County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hill
    • Dowdville [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dowdville
      • Dowdville [Neshoba County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dowdville
    • Pearl River [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Neshoba County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
    • Neshoba [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Neshoba
      • Neshoba [Neshoba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Neshoba
    • Philadelphia [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Neshoba County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,078 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philadelphia<3>
    • Tucker [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tucker
      • Tucker [Neshoba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tucker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tucker
    • Union [Neshoba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Neshoba County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
  • Newton County
    • Lucern [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucern
      • Lucern [Newton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucern
    • Conehatta [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Conehatta
      • Conehatta [Newton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conehatta
    • Lake [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Newton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 324 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake<3>
    • Decatur [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decatur
      • Decatur [Newton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decatur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decatur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Decatur<3>
    • Newton [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton
      • Newton [Newton County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newton<3>
  • Rankin County
    • Sand Hill [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Rankin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Pelahatchie [Rankin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pelahatchie
      • Pelahatchie [Rankin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pelahatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pelahatchie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pelahatchie<3>
  • Scott County
    • Sebastopol [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sebastopol
      • Sebastopol [Scott County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sebastopol have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sebastopol
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sebastopol<3>
    • Branch [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Branch
      • Branch [Scott County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Branch
    • Forest [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Scott County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,536 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Kalem [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kalem
      • Kalem [Scott County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kalem
    • Morton [Scott County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morton
      • Morton [Scott County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,527 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morton<3>
  • Smith County
    • Polkville [Smith County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polkville
      • Polkville [Smith County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 821 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polkville
  • Winston County
    • Noxapater [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noxapater
      • Noxapater [Winston County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 438 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noxapater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noxapater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noxapater<3>
    • Louisville [Winston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Winston County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,983 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Louisville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Carthage ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Carthage.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Carthage, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Carthage.

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 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 Carthage:

  • 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 Carthage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Carthage.

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

  • 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
  • Goshen Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goshen Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goshen Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goshen Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pilgrim Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Rest Cemetery
  • Leake Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Leake Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Leake Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leake Memorial Gardens
  • Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bethel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethel Cemetery
    • Freeny Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Freeny Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Freeny Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeny Cemetery
    • Gray Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gray Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gray Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray Cemetery
    • Sunrise Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sunrise Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sunrise Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunrise Cemetery
    • Harrell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Harrell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Harrell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrell Cemetery
    • Reformation Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Reformation Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Reformation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reformation Cemetery
    • New Providence Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New Providence Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Providence Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Providence Cemetery
    • Tribulation Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tribulation Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tribulation Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tribulation Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Carthage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tribulation Cemetery
    • Dumas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Dumas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dumas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dumas Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

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

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Carthage had a population of 322 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Carthage had a population of 4,782 people.

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

  • Carthage [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
    • Carthage [Leake County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Carthage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 322 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,782 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Carthage had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carthage<3>
  • Freeny [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeny
    • Freeny [Leake County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freeny had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeny
  • Standing Pine [Leake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Pine
    • Standing Pine [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Standing Pine had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Standing Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Free Trade [Leake County]
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    • Free Trade [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Free Trade had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Trade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Ann [Leake County]
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    • Saint Ann [Leake County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Saint Ann had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Ann have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tuscola [Leake County]
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    • Tuscola [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tuscola had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Conway [Leake County]
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      • Conway [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Carthage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 54 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Conway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Conway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Williston [Leake County]
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      • Williston [Leake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Williston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Good Hope [Leake County]
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      • Good Hope [Leake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Carthage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 27 people
      • From the 1895 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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    • Coosa [Leake County]
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      • Coosa [Leake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carthage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 57 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Coosa had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coosa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Renfroe [Leake County]
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      • Renfroe [Leake County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Carthage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Renfroe had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renfroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ofahoma [Leake County]
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      • Ofahoma [Leake County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Carthage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ofahoma had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ofahoma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lena [Leake County]
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      • Lena [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Carthage
      • Estimated population in 2019: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lena had a post office and no railroad service
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lena<3>
    • Walnut Grove [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Carthage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 166 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,673 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut Grove<3>
    • Madden [Leake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madden
      • Madden [Leake County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Carthage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Madden had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Carthage. See our List of 1890's Communities around Carthage.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Carthage ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Mississippi

About Leake County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Carthage) 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 Carthage. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Carthage

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carthage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7433, Longitude: -89.5337       In this case, the coordinates for Carthage have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Carthage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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