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Our Genealogical Helper for Dean Acres ...

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 Dean Acres (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 insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Dean Acres. 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.

Newspapers Published in Dean Acres ...

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 71 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dean Acres.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Dean Acres, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Dean Acres.

Cemeteries Near Dean Acres ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dean Acres.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Stallin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sandfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W St. Matthews Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Tabernacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Mt. Ararat Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Baptist Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Plymouth Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Forest Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Brookshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Waverley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pitchlynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old El Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Strawbridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ethelsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Military Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Motley Cemetery   [Map]     


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.<3>

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

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

Columbus   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Dean Acres
 - 1895 population of 14,703 people (with 24,041 people in 2017)
 - Columbus had a post office and railroad service
New Hope   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Dean Acres
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - New Hope had a post office and no railroad service
Steens   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dean Acres
 - Steens had railroad service and no post office
Stafford (AL)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Dean Acres
 - Stafford had a post office and no railroad service
McIntyre - Historic   [Map]
 - While McIntyre was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Dean Acres
 - McIntyre had railroad service and no post office
Trinity   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Dean Acres
 - Trinity had a post office and no railroad service
Waverly   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Dean Acres
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Waverly had a post office and no railroad service
Caledonia   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Dean Acres
 - 1895 population of 201 people (with 1,046 people in 2017)
 - Caledonia had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Dean Acres. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Dean Acres in the 1890's.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Dean Acres is located in Lowndes County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Lamar (AL), Pickens (AL), Clay, Monroe, Noxubee & Oktibbeha.

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

Lowndes     (The home county for Dean Acres)
      Columbus   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Hope   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bent Oak   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Caledonia   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Artesia   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Crawford   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Vinton   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Cedar Bluff   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Griffith   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Una   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Pheba   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamilton   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Aberdeen   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Greenwood Springs   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gattman   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Hatley   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Amory   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cotton Gin Port - Historic   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wren   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Brooksville   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Macon   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Shuqualak   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Clayton Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Starkville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Adaton   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sturgis   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Maben   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fayette (AL)
      Belk (AL)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Old Town (AL)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fayette (AL)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bluff (AL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kirkland (AL)   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Rossland City (AL)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lamar (AL)
      Millport (AL)   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Hightogy (AL)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kennedy (AL)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Vernon (AL)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sulligent (AL)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beaverton (AL)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Detroit (AL)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pickens (AL)
      Stafford (AL)   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Macedonia (AL)   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Ethelsville (AL)   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McShan (AL)   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Pickensville (AL)   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Reform (AL)   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Beaver Town (AL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carrollton (AL)   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Memphis (AL)   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      McMullen (AL)   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Aliceville (AL)   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Gordo (AL)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Sumter (AL)
      Panola (AL)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Tuscaloosa (AL)
      Echola (AL)   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elrod (AL)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Buhl (AL)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Mississippi:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Mississippi Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Mississippi to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Lowndes County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Chickasaw County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clay County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmes County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Noxubee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Oktibbeha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lamar County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pickens County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Tuscaloosa County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Lowndes County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Lowndes County

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.

Disaster Stories from Mississippi
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The Communities of Mississippi

About Lowndes County

About Mississippi

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dean Acres. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4743, Longitude: -88.3834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Dean Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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:

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<3>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 Dean Acres, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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