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Duffee, Mississippi

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Our Genealogical Helper for Duffee ...

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 Duffee (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 Duffee. 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 Duffee ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Duffee.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Duffee, 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 Duffee.

Cemeteries Near Duffee ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Duffee.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Duffee Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Mt. Carmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Collinsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Trussel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Collinsville Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hamrick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Brand Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Suqualena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNE Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lad Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pine Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chisholm Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Gordon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE West Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stenis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hesters Chapel 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 Duffee in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Duffee.

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

Battlefield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Battlefield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Duffee
 - Battlefield had a post office and no railroad service
Collinsville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Duffee
 - Collinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Roscoe - Historic   [Map]
 - While Roscoe was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Duffee
 - Roscoe had a post office and no railroad service
Hookston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Duffee
 - Hookston had a post office and no railroad service
Oktibbeha - Historic   [Map]
 - While Oktibbeha was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Duffee
 - Oktibbeha had a post office and no railroad service
Rio   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Duffee
 - 1895 population of 101 people
 - Rio had a post office and no railroad service
House   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Duffee
 - House had a post office and no railroad service
Decatur   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Duffee
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 1,788 people in 2016)
 - Decatur 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 Duffee. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Duffee 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 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 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.

Duffee is located in Newton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County: Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leake, Neshoba, Scott & Smith.

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

Newton     (The home county for Duffee)
      Chunky   [Map]   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hickory   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Newton   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lucern   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Conehatta   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Six Towns - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lake   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Enterprise   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Stonewall   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pachuta   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fellowship - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Garlandsville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Penantly   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rose Hill   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Baxter - Historic   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Orange   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Success - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Verba - Historic   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Gridley - Historic   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ras   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fouke - Historic   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      De Kalb   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Electric Mills   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scooba   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Collinsville   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Suqualena   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Nellieburg   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marion   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vimville   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Whynot   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Grove   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Standing Pine   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Lena   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Redwater   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Union   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bogue Chitto   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Pearl River   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Laurel Hill   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shuqualak   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sebastopol   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Forest   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Noxapater   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Sumter (AL)
      Cuba (AL)   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      York (AL)   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ward (AL)   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sledge (AL) - Historic   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Emelle (AL)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 Duffee:

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 Newton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Clarke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jasper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Kemper County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lauderdale County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Leake County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Neshoba County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Noxubee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Winston County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sumter County (AL):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Mississippi:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Newton County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Mississippi
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Mississippi
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Mississippi,     of Newton 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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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Duffee. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4893, Longitude: -88.9270     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Duffee 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Duffee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Duffee.