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Our Genealogy Helper for Dumas ...

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 Dumas (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 Dumas. 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Dumas is located in Tippah 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 Tippah County: Alcorn, Benton, Prentiss, Union & Hardeman (TN).

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

  • Tippah County     (The home county of Dumas)
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Falkner [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falkner
      • Falkner [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falkner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falkner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falkner<2>
    • Gravestown [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravestown
      • Gravestown [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravestown
    • Whitten Town [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitten Town
      • Whitten Town [Tippah County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitten Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitten Town
    • Walnut [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut
      • Walnut [Tippah County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 754 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Walnut<2>
  • Alcorn County
    • Kossuth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kossuth
      • Kossuth [Alcorn County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 208 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kossuth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kossuth<2>
    • Allentown [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
      • Allentown [Alcorn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Rienzi [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rienzi
      • Rienzi [Alcorn County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 308 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rienzi
    • Biggersville [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggersville
      • Biggersville [Alcorn County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggersville
    • Searcy Town [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Searcy Town
      • Searcy Town [Alcorn County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Searcy Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Searcy Town
    • Jacinto [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacinto
      • Jacinto [Alcorn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacinto
    • Corinth [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Corinth
      • Corinth [Alcorn County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,472 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corinth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Corinth<2>
    • Glen [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen
      • Glen [Alcorn County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen
    • Farmington [Alcorn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmington
      • Farmington [Alcorn County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmington
  • Benton County
    • Hickory Flat [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Flat
      • Hickory Flat [Benton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 550 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Flat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Flat
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Flat<2>
    • Ashland [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Benton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 519 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashland<2>
    • Canaan [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canaan
      • Canaan [Benton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canaan
    • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Lake Shores
      • Snow Lake Shores [Benton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Lake Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Lake Shores
    • Michigan City [Benton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan City
      • Michigan City [Benton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michigan City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Michigan City<2>
  • Itawamba County
    • Mantachie [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mantachie
      • Mantachie [Itawamba County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mantachie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mantachie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mantachie<2>
    • Fulton [Itawamba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fulton
      • Fulton [Itawamba County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,980 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fulton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fulton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fulton<2>
  • Lafayette County
    • Abbeville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abbeville
      • Abbeville [Lafayette County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 423 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abbeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbeville<2>
  • Lee County
    • Boggan Bend [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggan Bend
      • Boggan Bend [Lee County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggan Bend
    • Jug Fork [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jug Fork
      • Jug Fork [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jug Fork
    • Baldwyn [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwyn
      • Baldwyn [Lee County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,268 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baldwyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baldwyn<2>
    • Guntown [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guntown
      • Guntown [Lee County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,792 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guntown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guntown<2>
    • Saltillo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Lee County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saltillo<2>
    • Indian Hills [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Lee County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Bissell [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bissell
      • Bissell [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bissell
    • Tupelo [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tupelo
      • Tupelo [Lee County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 38,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tupelo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tupelo<2>
    • Mooreville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooreville
      • Mooreville [Lee County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooreville
    • Plantersville [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Lee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,137 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plantersville<2>
    • Verona [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Verona
      • Verona [Lee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,232 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Verona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Verona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Verona<2>
    • Shannon [Lee County]
    • Nettleton [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nettleton
      • Nettleton [Lee County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nettleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nettleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nettleton<2>
  • Marshall County
    • Cornersville [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornersville
      • Cornersville [Marshall County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornersville
    • Potts Camp [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potts Camp
      • Potts Camp [Marshall County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potts Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potts Camp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Potts Camp<2>
    • Holly Springs [Marshall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Marshall County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,798 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holly Springs<2>
  • Pontotoc County
    • Sherman [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sherman
      • Sherman [Pontotoc County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 704 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sherman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sherman<2>
    • Ecru [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ecru
      • Ecru [Pontotoc County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,037 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ecru
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ecru<2>
    • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Possum Trot
      • Possum Trot [Pontotoc County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Possum Trot
    • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pontotoc
      • Pontotoc [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,169 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pontotoc
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pontotoc<2>
    • Turnpike [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turnpike
      • Turnpike [Pontotoc County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turnpike
    • Thaxton [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thaxton
      • Thaxton [Pontotoc County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 686 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thaxton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thaxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thaxton<2>
    • Algoma [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
      • Algoma [Pontotoc County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 689 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Algoma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Algoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Algoma<2>
    • Toccopola [Pontotoc County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Toccopola
      • Toccopola [Pontotoc County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 258 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Toccopola have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toccopola
  • Prentiss County
    • Blackland [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackland
      • Blackland [Prentiss County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackland
    • Jumpertown [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jumpertown
      • Jumpertown [Prentiss County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 488 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jumpertown
    • Pisgah [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pisgah
      • Pisgah [Prentiss County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pisgah
    • Wheeler [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheeler
      • Wheeler [Prentiss County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheeler
    • Booneville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booneville
      • Booneville [Prentiss County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,497 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<2>
    • Lake City [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake City
      • Lake City [Prentiss County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake City
    • Altitude [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altitude
      • Altitude [Prentiss County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altitude
    • Marietta [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marietta
      • Marietta [Prentiss County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marietta have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marietta
    • New Site [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Site
      • New Site [Prentiss County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Site
  • Tishomingo County
    • Burnsville [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Tishomingo County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 934 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<2>
    • Paden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paden
      • Paden [Tishomingo County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paden
    • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tishomingo
      • Tishomingo [Tishomingo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 356 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tishomingo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tishomingo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tishomingo<2>
    • Belmont [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Tishomingo County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,988 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<2>
    • Golden [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
      • Golden [Tishomingo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Golden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Golden<2>
    • Iuka [Tishomingo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iuka
      • Iuka [Tishomingo County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,937 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iuka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Iuka<2>
  • Union County
    • Alpine [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
      • Alpine [Union County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Mound City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound City
      • Mound City [Union County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound City
    • New Albany [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Albany
      • New Albany [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,753 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Albany<2>
    • Blue Springs [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Springs
      • Blue Springs [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blue Springs<2>
    • Myrtle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myrtle
      • Myrtle [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myrtle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myrtle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myrtle<2>
    • Ingomar [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ingomar
      • Ingomar [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
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  • Fayette County (TN)
    • Grand Junction [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Junction
      • Grand Junction [Fayette County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Junction<2>
    • La Grange [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for La Grange
      • La Grange [Fayette County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
  • Hardeman County (TN)
    • Middleton [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleton
      • Middleton [Hardeman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleton<2>
    • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rogers Springs
      • Rogers Springs [Hardeman County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rogers Springs
    • Saulsbury [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saulsbury
      • Saulsbury [Hardeman County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 91 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saulsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saulsbury
    • Hickory Valley [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Valley
      • Hickory Valley [Hardeman County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Valley
    • Hornsby [Hardeman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornsby
      • Hornsby [Hardeman County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornsby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornsby
  • McNairy County (TN)
    • Chewalla [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewalla
      • Chewalla [McNairy County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chewalla
    • Guys [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guys
      • Guys [McNairy County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guys
    • Ramer [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramer
      • Ramer [McNairy County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 296 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ramer<2>
    • Eastview [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastview
      • Eastview [McNairy County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 707 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eastview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastview
    • Michie [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michie
      • Michie [McNairy County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Michie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Michie<2>
    • Tulu [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulu
      • Tulu [McNairy County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2014: 18,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulu have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulu
    • Selmer [McNairy County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selmer
      • Selmer [McNairy County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,291 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selmer<2>

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

Newspapers Published in Dumas ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Dumas.

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

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 Dumas:

  • 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
    • Stories from Tennessee

Cemeteries Near Dumas ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Dumas.

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

  • 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.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas Cemetery
  • McCord Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCord Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCord Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCord Cemetery
  • Pickens Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pickens Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pickens Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens Cemetery
  • Stubb Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stubb Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stubb Cemetery
  • New Prospect Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Prospect Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pine Grove Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bartlett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bartlett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bartlett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bartlett Cemetery
    • Boxs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boxs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boxs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxs Cemetery
    • Clear Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clear Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek Cemetery
    • Fellowship Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fellowship Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fellowship Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fellowship Cemetery
    • Hall Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hall Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hall Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Cemetery
    • Bryant Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bryant Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bryant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryant Cemetery
    • Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mt. Zion United Methodist Cemetery
    • Paynes Chapel Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Paynes Chapel Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Paynes Chapel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paynes Chapel 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Dumas had a population of 14 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Dumas had a population of 456 people.

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

  • Dumas [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumas
    • Dumas [Tippah County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dumas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 14 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 456 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dumas had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dumas
  • Clarysville [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarysville
    • Clarysville [Tippah County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clarysville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarysville
  • Mitchell [Tippah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell [Tippah County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mitchell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitchell
  • Molino [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Molino
    • Molino [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 22 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Molino had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Molino have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Molino
  • Graham [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graham had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Keownville [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keownville
    • Keownville [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 82 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Keownville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keownville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keownville
  • Continue List ...
    • Ripley [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
      • Ripley [Tippah County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Dumas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 574 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,273 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ripley had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<2>
    • Cotton Plant [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Plant
      • Cotton Plant [Tippah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 103 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton Plant had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Plant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Plant
    • Geeville [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geeville
      • Geeville [Prentiss County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Geeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geeville
    • Blackland [Prentiss County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackland
      • Blackland [Prentiss County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Dumas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blackland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackland
    • Silver Springs [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Springs
      • Silver Springs [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Dumas
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Silver Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Springs
    • Lowrey [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrey
      • Lowrey [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lowrey had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrey
    • Blue Mountain [Tippah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Mountain
      • Blue Mountain [Tippah County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Dumas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 948 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blue Mountain had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Mountain
    • Baker [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
      • Baker [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Dumas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baker had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baker
    • Bethany [Lee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
      • Bethany [Lee County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dumas
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Dumas ...

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

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

Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dumas. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dumas) 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 Dumas. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dumas

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dumas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6380, Longitude: -88.8431       In this case, the coordinates for Dumas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dumas, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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