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Our Genealogy Helper for Choctaw ...

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 Choctaw (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 Choctaw. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Choctaw is located in Bolivar 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 Bolivar County: Desha (AR), Coahoma, Sunflower & Washington.

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

  • Bolivar County     (The home county of Choctaw)
    • Shaw [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
      • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Longshot [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longshot
      • Longshot [Bolivar County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longshot
    • Grapeland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeland
      • Grapeland [Bolivar County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeland
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>
    • Benoit [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benoit
      • Benoit [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benoit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benoit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benoit<3>
    • Scott [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
      • Scott [Bolivar County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scott
    • Mound City [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • Pace [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pace
      • Pace [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 240 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pace
    • Renova [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renova
      • Renova [Bolivar County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 747 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Renova have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renova
    • Christmas [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Christmas
      • Christmas [Bolivar County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Christmas
    • Beulah [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beulah
      • Beulah [Bolivar County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 325 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah
    • Merigold [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merigold
      • Merigold [Bolivar County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 377 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merigold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merigold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merigold<3>
  • Holmes County
    • Cruger [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cruger
      • Cruger [Holmes County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • 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
  • Humphreys County
    • Isola [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isola
      • Isola [Humphreys County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isola
    • Jaketown [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jaketown
      • Jaketown [Humphreys County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jaketown
    • Belzoni [Humphreys County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belzoni
      • Belzoni [Humphreys County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • 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
  • Leflore County
    • Schlater [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schlater
      • Schlater [Leflore County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Itta Bena [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Itta Bena
      • Itta Bena [Leflore County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • 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>
    • Morgan City [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
      • Morgan City [Leflore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Greenwood [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Leflore County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,561 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenwood<3>
    • Sidon [Leflore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sidon
      • Sidon [Leflore County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • 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
  • Sharkey County
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
      • 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>
  • Sunflower County
    • Roundaway [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundaway
      • Roundaway [Sunflower County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundaway
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • White City [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Sunflower County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Sunflower [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Sunflower County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 978 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Doddsville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddsville
      • Doddsville [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Inverness [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inverness
      • Inverness [Sunflower County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Ruleville [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruleville
      • Ruleville [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,557 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruleville<3>
    • Moorhead [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moorhead
      • Moorhead [Sunflower County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,063 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moorhead
    • New Town [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Sunflower County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Drew [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drew
      • Drew [Sunflower County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Drew<3>
  • Tallahatchie County
    • Glendora [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glendora
      • Glendora [Tallahatchie County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glendora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glendora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glendora<3>
    • Webb [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Webb
      • Webb [Tallahatchie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 478 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Webb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Webb
    • Sumner [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sumner
      • Sumner [Tallahatchie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 267 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sumner
    • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tutwiler
      • Tutwiler [Tallahatchie County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,416 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tutwiler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tutwiler<3>
  • Washington County
    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • 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>
    • Metcalfe [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metcalfe
      • Metcalfe [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 965 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metcalfe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metcalfe
    • Greenville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 29,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
      • 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
    • Forrest City [Washington County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forrest City
      • Forrest City [Washington County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forrest City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
      • 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>
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
    • Dermott [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dermott
      • Dermott [Chicot County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dermott
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dermott<3>
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
  • Desha County (AR)
    • Napoleon [Desha County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleon
      • Napoleon [Desha County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Napoleon. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Arkansas City [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkansas City
      • Arkansas City [Desha County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkansas City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkansas City
    • Rohwer [Desha County]
    • Watson [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Desha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
    • McGehee [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McGehee
      • McGehee [Desha County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,683 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McGehee
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McGehee<3>
    • Reed [Desha County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed
      • Reed [Desha County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Tillar [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tillar
      • Tillar [Drew County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tillar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tillar
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Winchester [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
      • Winchester [Drew County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 159 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winchester

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

Newspapers Published in Choctaw ...

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 53 newspapers that have been published in the area around Choctaw.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Choctaw, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Choctaw.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Choctaw:

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Choctaw ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Choctaw.

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

  • Shaw Cemetery
  • Helm Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Helm Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Helm Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm Cemetery
  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Calvary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Calvary Cemetery
  • Mexican Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mexican Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mexican Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mexican Cemetery
  • Strangers Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strangers Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strangers Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strangers Rest Cemetery
  • Heads Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heads Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heads Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heads Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heads Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • 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.
      • Mt. Zion Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw.
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    • Charity Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Charity Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Charity Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Charity Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw.
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    • Brown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Brown Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw.
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    • Poplar Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Poplar Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Poplar Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Poplar Grove Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw.
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    • Fairview Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fairview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fairview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Fairview Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw.
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    • Asia Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Asia Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Asia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Asia Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw.
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    • Forkland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forkland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forkland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Forkland Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Choctaw.
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    • Boyer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boyer Cemetery
      • Boyer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw.
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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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Choctaw had railroad service and no post office.

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

  • Choctaw [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choctaw
    • Choctaw [Bolivar County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Choctaw had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choctaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choctaw<3>
  • Shaw [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shaw
    • Shaw [Bolivar County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 201 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,685 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Shaw had a post office and railroad service
    • 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
  • Helm [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helm
    • Helm [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Choctaw
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Helm had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helm have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helm
  • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Ridge
    • Holly Ridge [Sunflower County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holly Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • O'Reilly [Bolivar County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for O'Reilly
    • O'Reilly [Bolivar County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, O'Reilly had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for O'Reilly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on O'Reilly
  • Heathman [Sunflower County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathman
    • Heathman [Sunflower County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Heathman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Elizabeth [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Washington County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elizabeth had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
    • Faisonia [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faisonia
      • Faisonia [Sunflower County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Choctaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Faisonia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faisonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stoneville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoneville
      • Stoneville [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Stoneville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoneville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leland [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leland
      • Leland [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 485 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,766 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leland had a post office and railroad service
      • 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>
    • Boyle [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyle
      • Boyle [Bolivar County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Choctaw
      • Estimated population in 2019: 588 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Boyle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyle<3>
    • Magenta [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magenta
      • Magenta [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Choctaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Magenta had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magenta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magenta
    • Indianola [Sunflower County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianola
      • Indianola [Sunflower County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Choctaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 249 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,037 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Indianola had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indianola<3>
    • Dahomy [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dahomy
      • Dahomy [Bolivar County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Choctaw
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dahomy had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dahomy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dahomy
    • Cleveland [Bolivar County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
      • Cleveland [Bolivar County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Choctaw
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 300 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,073 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cleveland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleveland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<3>

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Choctaw ...

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

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 Choctaw:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Mississippi

About Bolivar County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bolivar County: www.co.bolivar.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Choctaw) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Choctaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5589, Longitude: -90.8113    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>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 Choctaw, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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